Photo: PHOTOESSAY: Kenya's New Nairobi-Mombasa Train - PHOTOS President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto, flag off a cargo train on May 30, 2017 in Mombasa. Mr Kenyatta is on Wednesday expected to launch the passenger train service. The President will also board the train to Nairobi. PHOTO | CHARLES KI… opinionBy Linus GitahiA single transformative event can shape the destiny of a nation. It can upend convention and leapfrog several developmental stages.
Since the Lunatic Express, linking Mombasa Port and Uganda through the heart of Kenya, 120 years ago, there has not been any other such ambitious and impactful project. Although the 500km SGR line has faced a barrage of criticism from various quarters -- ranging from procurement, whether it’s a priority to the above “normal” cost of building it -- when all is said and done, the benefits will by far outweigh the negative sentiments.
opinionBy Linus GitahiA few weeks ago, I spoke at a forum on governance and painted the following picture for the audience. "You wake up one day and find that your bank account has been mistakenly credited with Sh2 billion by KRA. You happen to know that the systems are such that you will not be found out but, in any case, you were planning to migrate to Australia. Hands up if you would ask the bank to return the money to KRA!"
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