Uhuru officially opens ultra-modern Kisumu Railway Station

He noted how the restoration of rail transport in Kisumu will lower the cost of ferrying goods.

In Summary

• The head of state expressed optimism that rail transport will boost Kisumu’s status as an economic hub in the western Kenya region.

President Uhuru Kenyatta officiating the new ultra-modern Kisumu Railway Station on August 1, 2022.
President Uhuru Kenyatta officiating the new ultra-modern Kisumu Railway Station on August 1, 2022.
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President Uhuru Kenyatta officially opened the new ultra-modern Kisumu Railway Station located on Busia Road next to Kisumu Cotton Mills (KICOMI) on Monday.

During the launch, the head of state expressed optimism that rail transport will boost Kisumu’s status as an economic hub in the Western Kenya region.

President Uhuru Kenyatta sign off the commissioning of the new ultra-modern Kisumu Railway Station on August 1, 2022.
President Uhuru Kenyatta sign off the commissioning of the new ultra-modern Kisumu Railway Station on August 1, 2022.
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He noted that restoration of rail transport in Kisumu will not only lower the cost of ferrying goods along the line but also stimulate growth of industries that will create jobs for the youth.

President Uhuru Kenyatta during the commissioning of the new ultra-modern Kisumu Railway Station on August 1, 2022.
President Uhuru Kenyatta during the commissioning of the new ultra-modern Kisumu Railway Station on August 1, 2022.
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He noted that restoration of rail transport in Kisumu will not only lower the cost of ferrying goods along the line but also stimulate growth of industries that will create jobs for the youth.

“Because of this rail line, the cost of travelling from Mombasa to Kisumu will reduce. Also the cost of transporting goods from Mombasa to Kisumu will reduce and that is of benefit to the people,” Uhuru said.

President Uhuru Kenyatta alongside other officials during the commissioning of Kisumu Railway on August 1 2022.
President Uhuru Kenyatta alongside other officials during the commissioning of Kisumu Railway on August 1 2022.
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The President is on a two-day working visit of the county, which will also mark his last official tour to Kisumu as head of state.

The new ultra-modern Kisumu railway station.
The new ultra-modern Kisumu railway station.
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Uhuru, addressed a section of the lakeside city residents, saying that the country could not have made significant progress in infrastructure development and other sectors of the economy without peace.

The new ultra-modern Kisumu railway station.
The new ultra-modern Kisumu railway station.
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The new ultra-modern Kisumu railway station.
The new ultra-modern Kisumu railway station.
Image: PSCU