(PHOTOS): Raila enjoys short train ride in Kisumu

In Summary

• This comes as Kenyans traveling to Kisumu from Nairobi embrace a chance to use the affordable means to travel, even as the journey takes about 12 hours.

• On Tuesday evening, passengers using the train were left stranded after the recently relaunched Nairobi-Kisumu commuter train stalled.

ODM leader Raila Odinga using the train in Kisumu alongside his grandkid.
ODM leader Raila Odinga using the train in Kisumu alongside his grandkid.
Image: RAILA ODINGA/TWITTER

ODM party leader Raila Odinga was able to have a short train ride in Kisumu County ahead of his rallies.

The opposition leader shared some of the photos through his Twitter account, saying that he loved the short train ride into Kisumu.

“Nothing beats a nostalgic train ride than sharing it with one of my grandkids. The holiday season for me is all about spending time with family. I loved the short train ride into Kisumu this afternoon.”

ODM leader Raila Odinga using the train in Kisumu alongside his grandkid.
ODM leader Raila Odinga using the train in Kisumu alongside his grandkid.
Image: RAILA ODINGA/TWITTER

This comes as Kenyans traveling to Kisumu from Nairobi embrace a chance to use the affordable means to travel, even as the journey takes about 12 hours.

On Tuesday evening, passengers using the train were left stranded after the recently relaunched Nairobi-Kisumu commuter train stalled.

Kenya Railways attributed the derailment of the scheduled passenger train service at the Tamu area in Muhoroni Kisumu County to heavy rains in the areas.

Raila Odinga's supporters welcoming him in Kisumu.
Raila Odinga's supporters welcoming him in Kisumu.
Image: RAILA ODINGA/TWITTER

Passengers were kept waiting for four hours as the train operator worked to fix the mishap that was reported at 6 pm after one of its wagons derailed as it negotiated a corner.

Muhoroni OCPD Zephaniah Kamuren confirmed that one of the train’s wagons derailed and Kenya railways engineers were heading to the scene.