- On Thursday, State House Spokesperson Kanze Dena said the billions will be used to develop an inland container depot, railway marshalling yard, logistics zone and public utility area.
- The development of the ICD facility is seen as critical to facilitating trade with other countries in the region including Uganda and South Sudan.
- In recent times. President Kenyatta has been working overtime to develop both Naivasha and Mombasa ports in an effort to give Kenya an edge and retain business from Uganda and South Sudan amidst growing competition from Tanzania.
The Kenyan Cabinet has approved a Sh6.9 billion ($69 million) budget for the development of an Inland Container Depot at Naivasha in a bid to boost fortunes for the standard gauge railway.