President Uhuru Kenyatta challenged the contractor of the transformational Nairobi-Naivasha SGR line to stick to the June 2019 completion timeline.
President Kenyatta said he would like to use the SGR line next year on his way to Kajiado for Madaraka Day celebrations.
“We want to ride on the Nairobi-Naivasha SGR on May 31 next year, and then go to Kajiado for Madaraka Day the next day,” said President Kenyatta.
The President was speaking at Kyang’ombe (DK2 Project Site) in Nairobi where he witnessed the installation of bridge girders across the Nairobi National Park which is a critical part of the ongoing extension of the SGR line.
The 120km stretch was launched in October 2016 and will traverse five counties namely Nairobi, Kajiado, Kiambu, Nakuru and Narok, and is expected to be complete by June next year.
H.E the president was accompanied by Governor Joseph Ole Lenku, Transport and Infrastructure Cabinet Secretary James Macharia and other government officials.