The sports category has moved to a new website.

Madaraka Express almost indefinitely suspends its daily services over polls fears

Two Madaraka Express operates daily trips between Mombasa and Nairobi ferrying about 2,400 passengers.

___7121207___https:______static.pulse.com.gh___webservice___escenic___binary___7121207___2017___8___9___13___sgr1

Kenya Railways earlier statement had suspended trips between Nairobi and Mombasa and vice versa until further notice citing the current political climate.

“We have made a decision to suspend Madaraka Express services with immediate effect until further notice due to the current political dynamics in the country...All tickets issued will be refunded or rescheduled to other travel dates when service resumes,” said Kenya Railways managing director Atanas Maina.

Kenya Railways had initially indicated that it would suspend the train services for a day only to allow its staff to vote and resume normal services on 9th August.

ADVERTISEMENT

The cancellation would have been a huge disruption to normal businesses and daily normal lives of commuters and goes to show just what a huge economic burden elections have on the Kenyan economy.

This is the first scheduled interruption of the transport service since its launch by President Uhuru Kenyatta in June.

ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

10 African cities with the highest crime index at the start of 2024

10 African cities with the highest crime index at the start of 2024

Machoka at 70: Emotions run high during Citizen TV presenter's birthday [Video]

Machoka at 70: Emotions run high during Citizen TV presenter's birthday [Video]

Diwali 2022: Is Monday a public holiday in Kenya?

Diwali 2022: Is Monday a public holiday in Kenya?

Akothee finally reveals reasons for separating from Omosh 1 month after wedding

Akothee finally reveals reasons for separating from Omosh 1 month after wedding

Man, once a ‘billionaire’, recounts how he lost wealth, now sells his book on streets [Video]

Man, once a ‘billionaire’, recounts how he lost wealth, now sells his book on streets [Video]

Details of Ngina Kenyatta's luxurious restaurant

Details of Ngina Kenyatta's luxurious restaurant

Zero Chills! Jackie Matubia's advice for Milly Chebby amid the unfollow drama

Zero Chills! Jackie Matubia's advice for Milly Chebby amid the unfollow drama

Nigerian royal dignitaries, including four kings and a queen, expected to attend Museveni’s 50th wedding anniversary celebrations

Nigerian royal dignitaries, including four kings and a queen, expected to attend Museveni’s 50th wedding anniversary celebrations

10 African countries with the strongest military power in 2024

10 African countries with the strongest military power in 2024

ADVERTISEMENT