Transport PS on Tuesday Esther Koimett indicated that the trains to be launched for use in the Nairobi area will cost around Ksh135 million each not 11 billion as media had earlier reported and they can serve for the next 25 years though their life span wasn’t mentioned.
Other than mentioning the purchasing price, the PS failed to divulge if there would be other costs involved before the trains are availed and transport operations.The trains were bought from an operator in areas of Barcelona who upgraded to use of electric ones and up to now government hasn’t revealed how long they were active in service.
Nonetheless, the assertions by the government officials accompanied by the pictures of the trains on the media sparked off anger from Kenyans who say Kenya is turning to be a meseium where old fashioned and dilapidated property is damped.
Many of the Kenyans that reacted on social media ridiculed it terming the trains not only old-fashioned but also dilapidated. The people wondered why Kenya could not buy new trains for its citizens instead of focusing on refurbishing the obsolete ones.