In Summary
  • They are campaigning to have a bite of the railway line due to its apparent economic benefits.
  • They are planning to meet other leaders from the region including Governor Lee Kinyanjui to deliberate on the matter.

A section of political leaders have embarked on a bid to ensure that phase 2 of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) line is extended to Nakuru Town as it eyes city status.

The lawmakers - David Gikaria (Nakuru Town East) Charity Kathambi (Njoro) and Samuel Arama (Nakuru Town West) - are campaigning to have a bite of the railway due to its apparent economic benefits.

INDUSTRIES

“Nakuru town will greatly benefit from the SGR extension. It will help revive some of the collapsed industries and bolster the town’s economic status,” said Mr Gikaria.

The sentiments were echoed by Njoro MP Ms Kathambi who said the rail's presence will boost business growth.

Mr Gikaria on Monday said they are planning to meet other leaders from the region including Governor Lee Kinyanjui to deliberate on the matter.

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