A couple days ago, Kenya Railways announced that they were delighted to hold a colorful ceremony at the Nairobi Terminus in recognition of our 2 millionth passenger on the Madaraka Express Passenger Service. A passenger after boarding described the service as revolutionary.. but is this what Kenyans are seeing? No.. there is an outcry … they feel duped and equal sentiments that even amid this celebrations, there is a burden.. of debt and of justice. Justice over the mishaps in the Standard Gauge Railway that were never addressed.
Today, we were delighted to hold a colorful ceremony at the Nairobi Terminus in recognition of our 2 millionth passenger on the Madaraka Express Passenger Service, Ms. Rose Mbogo. Shortly before boarding train E2, Ms. Mbogo described the service as revolutionary. #MadarakaExpress pic.twitter.com/i4FPnbzNjJ
— Kenya Railways (@KenyaRailways_) November 3, 2018
The intention of change is there but Kenyans do not feel that it is enough.. there is still more that remains covered.
“Since the launch of Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) in 2017 we have not been able to interrogate robustly allegations of racism, mistreatment of employees and our wildlife. Yes the deal may seem worthwhile but at economic lenses we might be sinking in huge debt.”
The outcry is louder this time but leaders seem to have forgotten that Kenya comes first… Kenyans can’t stand the praise in which according to them is hypocritical.
The efforts are clear but the major concern is on the pending allegations of discrimination among other issues raised.
Recently the SGR announced that there were new developments of the SGR project a great milestone of holing through of the Ngong Tunnel. The tunnel, which is the first on Kenya’s SGR network, is 4.5km long and is on Phase 2A of the SGR (Nairobi – Naivasha). Also indicated that Kenya now has the longest tunnel in East Africa following the completion of the Ngong tunnel. (commendable) but Kenyans clearly don’t see the need if it has to come with the sacrifice of hurting Kenyans.
And when the streets of twitter were flooded with messages of praise over the project some Kenyans could not agree…
Have a look at the reactions.
— 007-BULLY (@HassanOsmanMQ) November 9, 2018
Since the launch of Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) in 2017 we have not been able to interrogate robustly allegations of racism, mistreatment of employees and our wildlife.
— Cyprian Nyakundi Escobar (@CisNyakundi) November 9, 2018
#SGROnCourse only trend setters are empowered by this hash tag. Someone somewhere wants to be noticed.
— Ngosha Don (@ngaredancan) November 9, 2018
How do i get some of that sweet propaganda money being poured on twitter to sanitize the SGR project?
— Laker (@LakerSiaya) November 9, 2018
Since The SGR Project Started we have been promised to be compensated to pave way for the Construction of the new SGR
— Maungu All Stars Football Club (@AllMaungu) November 9, 2018