Tuesday May 14, 2019 - Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has moved to assure the people of Nyanza that the Standard Gauge Railway was on its way to Kisumu whether people like it or not.
Speaking during a working tour of various projects in Kisumu, Raila sought to settle the disquiet over the expansion plans from Naivasha maintaining that it was not a lost cause.
He assured the people of Kisumu that the SGR will be extended from Naivasha to Kisumu through Nyamira just as they had planned with President Uhuru Kenyatta.
This comes even as there were earlier reports that the initial plan for the SGR had been changed and now it will be extended from Naivasha to Eldoret courtesy of Deputy President William Ruto.
But according to Raila, there is no such thing as going through Eldoret but the line will come directly to Kisumu through Nyamira.
He also revealed that they have embarked on a feasibility study for the line to ensure China invests in it.
“That the SGR will reach Kisumu is not in question, what we wanted to do is to ensure there is feasibility for the entire project as a prerequisite for the Chinese loan.
The Kenyan DAILY POST