May 18, 2022

Passengers stranded after Nairobi-Kisumu commuter train stalls

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Hundreds of passengers were on Tuesday evening left stranded after the Nairobi-Kisumu commuter train stalled in Muhoroni Kisumu county.
This was the fifth day trip after the relaunched Kenya Railways train stalled at the Tamu area in Muhoroni Kisumu County.
“We wish to inform the public that the Kisumu bound train encountered a slight hitch occasioned by the heavy rains that earlier pounded the Muhoroni area,” Kenya Railways said in a statement.
“The issue has since been sorted out and the train is already on the way to Kisumu.”
Kenya Railways said the stall was a minor issue following heavy rains despite passengers being kept waiting for four hours.
Muhoroni OCPD Zephaniah Kamuren confirmed the incident said that one of the train’s wagons derailed.
He added that the Kenya railways engineers were rushing on the spot to address the incident.
Eyewitnesses said that 210 passengers were on board.
The incident was reported at 8 pm but the engineers arrived at 9.30 pm and managed to address the issue.

The commuters are charged Sh600 on the second class coaches and Sh2,000 for first-class from Nairobi to Kisumu in the 12-hour journey
Kenya Railways relaunched the passenger service on Friday last week, ending a decade-long suspension of operations of the century-old meter gauge.

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