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President Uhuru Kenyatta

The Kenyan government is implementing several integrated transport network projects in Nairobi to curb the huge losses Kenyans face as a result of traffic congestion.

The plans, unveiled by President Uhuru Kenyatta are expected to address the various transport challenges in the urban areas.

Data from the government  shows that the estimated value of time lost to travel in Nairobi, as an example, is between Ksh 80 million ($732,459) and 400 million ($3.662 million) per month, with congestion costing the country about Ksh 50 million ($457,786) daily.

“Needless to say, this loss in productivity has impacted adversely the growth of our economy,” President Kenyatta said.

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The new projects have already been commissioned by President Kenyatta under the new look Nairobi Central Railway Station. The head of state also unveiled commuter rail service across 10 stations in the Nairobi Metropolitan region …