Court rules on Sh1.2 trillion railway tender

Written By Michael Maunda on Sunday, December 1, 2013 | 8:14 PM

The High Court ruled that the case brought forward regarding the Mombasa – Malaba railway was a valid case and will be dealt with accordingly.

The Dock Workers Union and the two other parties headed to the court to oppose the Sh1.2 trillion railway project that was handed to the Chinese-owned company, China Communications Construction.

They further argued, saying the CCC was previously blacklisted in 2009, when they ran under the name China Road and Bridges Company.

The Star writes Justice George Odunga revealed the parties have seven days to take the case to court.

The officiating ceremony of the railway gauge however continued regardless of the mass disapproval.

President Uhuru emphasised at the ceremony that the new railway is a positive move and will benefit all Kenyans, “Kenya remains the Gateway to East Africa. Kenya's interest is not only for itself, but to benefit its neighbours as well”, via The Star.
Deputy Ruto further added, “We assure investors and tourists that we are in charge of our security. We are already modernizing our security, we have approved better allowances and housing for our policemen”.