Igathe: Stop interference on railway station works or be ready to face the music
Deputy Governor Polycarp Igathe 17th October 2017 castigated people who are interfering on the ongoing railway stations work and vowed to take stern action against them.
The County deputy boss who inspected various railway stations construction, which are geared towards elevating congestion and easing human traffic movements within the city and its environs said that Governor Sonko administration fully supports the project.
The project is funded by the World Bank to the tune of Shs 3 billion through the ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development.
The Deputy Governor was praised by the overall work undertaken in the five new railway stations spread across Nairobi and Kiambu Counties. He commended the World Bank for funding the project and assured the bank of the County Government’s willingness to collaborate with it in other new projects to lift the living standards of the residents of the city
Igathe, accompanied by Kenya Railways senior officials said that residents of Dandora, Mwiki, Githurai, Kahawa and Ruiru would soon enjoy facilities of modern railway stations with “ride and park” options.
However, the County deputy boss was dismayed that construction works at Donholm are going on at snail’s pace due to hindrance by people, who he termed as selfsekers.
Igathe said, “Governor Mike Sonko committed to decongest our roads and particularly the city. The construction of the five new stations is a clear testimony to his resolve.” He added, “Mike Sonko’s passion of serving the public is further reinforced by partnering with the National Government and the Kenya Railways in addressing the challenges of traffic in this city."
The Deputy Governor who rode from Syokimau station to Nairobi Railway Station said that the County would collaborate with the Railway administration to build markets and stalls to address the massive encroachment along the railway line. Igathe said, “The massive encroachment does not only 'shock' the line but it also endangers the lives of the small traders.”