Madaraka Express maiden trip in pictures

Madaraka Express maiden trip in pictures

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Aerial view of the Madaraka Express.

Mombasa, KENYA: Kenyans from all walks of life came together to witness the launch of the first SGR train maiden trip that was presided by President Uhuru.

The President was accompanied by his deputy William Ruto, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, several Cabinet Secretaries, Governors, Members of Parliament and representatives from each county including students.

The Madaraka Express that left at around 10:30 am it was at full capacity with 1,200 passengers, excited to be a part of history.

The train left Mombasa terminus a few minutes at around 11 am on Monday and made various stops at Mariakani , Voi, Mtito Andei, Kibwezi, Emali, Athi River and finally the Nairobi terminus.

Here are some of the photos taken during the  the trip:

 

Mombasa terminus in Miritini.
Mombasa terminus in Miritini.
Mombasa terminus.
Mombasa terminus.

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The passenger lunge at the Mombasa terminus.
The passenger lounge at the Mombasa terminus.

 

Aerial view of the Madaraka Express.
Aerial view of the Madaraka Express.
Passengers boarding the Madaraka Express.
Passengers boarding the Madaraka Express.

 

Mariakani terminus
Mariakani terminus
Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya at the Mariakani Terminus.
Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya at the Mariakani Terminus.

 

Inside the Madara Express train.
Inside the Madara Express train.
Passengers enjoying a meal on board the Madara Express.
Passengers enjoying a meal on board the Madara Express.

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