Kenya Railways suspends commuter train services in Nairobi


NAIROBI: Nairobi residents using the commuter trains for transport will have to find alternative means for the time being.

This is after the Kenya Railways temporarily suspended the commuter train services due to the ongoing heavy rains that have affected the rail lines.

“We are compelled to take these precautionary measures because the safety of our customers is always of paramount importance to us,” read a notice from Kenya Railways.

The temporary suspension only affects the Nairobi Commuter Rail services operating between Nairobi Central Station and Kitengela, Limuru, Embakasi Village, Kahawa West, Syokimau, and Ruiru.

“We will advise you once normal services resume,” said Kenya Railways.

Meanwhile, Nairobi Senator Edwin Sifuna says a humanitarian crisis is unfolding in several parts of Nairobi following the heavy rains. He has called for the intervention of the national government and the national emergency response services to save lives.

“I’m speaking to this house on a very difficult day for the people of Nairobi. As we speak right now, many of our people are marooned in their homes. I’ve seen videos of people on rooftops, some homes have been swept away, and roads swept away. As we speak right now, footbridges in places like Kamukunji and those connecting Kamukunji to Makadara and Embakasi West have been swept away,” said Sifuna.