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"We will be increasing the number of wagons and coaches," CS Murkomen. 

Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen has announced that Kenya Railways will increase the number of trains to Kisumu County. 

Speaking on Thursday, December 15, the Transport CS noted that the move would ease pressure on the roads during the festive season. 

"I have instructed Kenya Railways to increase the number of trains to Kisumu from 21st December 2022 to 3rd January 2023 to meet the increasing demand occasioned by the festive season and ease pressure on our roads," CS Murkomen said. 

The Transport CS travelled from the Nairobi Railway Terminal to the Naivasha Inland Container Depot today, via the SGR passenger train in the Company of the Chinese Ambassador to Kenya H.E. Zhou Pingjian.

CS Murkomen launches Rail Mounted Gantry cranes at the Naivasha Inland Depot. 

Murkomen commissioned the Rail Mounted Gantry cranes which will ease the loading and offloading of containers from trailers to SGR and MGR trains and vice versa. 

"We are keen to utilise rail transport which is fast, safe, and cheaper to enhance transportation of goods and people. We will also be working to restore passenger trains along the old MGR routes.

"We will be increasing the number of wagons and coaches, which, together with the old wagons and coaches that are currently being revamped at our Nairobi workshops, will increase capacity for passenger transportation," he stated. 

Currently, the SGR is smoothly connected to the MGR in Naivasha thus making it easier to carry goods to Malaba.