Chandaria urges Kepsa to push Uhuru to change SGR route
The Kenya Private Sector Alliance has urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to stop the construction of the standard gauge railway through the Nairobi National Park.
Industrialist Manu Chandaria said demonstrations by activists have not helped because Uhuru went ahead and launched the contentious Nairobi-Naivasha route last week.
He spoke at Multimedia University in Nairobi yesterday at a forum organised by the Conservation Alliance of Kenya and the Kenya Railways Corporation. The forum was meant to discuss how the country can develop without compromising natural resources.
“Reputable organisations like Kepsa and KAM should talk to the President and convince him to change his mind. Once the project is complete, these are the people who will use it,” Chandaria said.
The proposed path of the 120km Nairobi-Naivasha line cuts across the middle of the park for six kilometres, dividing it into two almost equal portions.
President Uhuru Kenyatta operates machinery during the launch of phase two of the standard gauge railway on October 19