Ruto ally blasts government after Kisumu-bound passenger train derailed

By , K24 Digital
On Wed, 22 Dec, 2021 09:18 | < 1 min read

Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot has taken a swipe at the government after a Kisumu-bound passenger train stalled at Tamu, Muhoroni, Kisumu county after one of its wagons derailed.

The lawmaker argued that the Uhuru-led administration is obligated to offer quality services to Kenyans from the Western region, who are set to benefit most from the recently rehabilitated railway line.

"The people of western Kenya are not 2nd class citizens. Same way we are paying for the SGR (MSA-NBI) loan, the rest of Kenya must also pay for us to have a decent train ride home from Nbi to Kisumu & Malaba.
Anything less is Utapeli. Burden & prosperity must be shared equally," he tweeted.

A wagon of the stalled train, that had 212 passengers on board, derailed as it was negotiating a corner.

Kenya railways officials resolved the issue late in the night to allow the passengers to reach their respective destinations.

While speaking to journalists before the wagon was returned back on track, Muhoroni Deputy Sub-County Police Commander Zaphania Kamuren confirmed the incident, terming it as a minor mishap.

"It is true one of the wagons derailed and efforts are underway to get it back on track," Kamuren said.