Joho makes new revelations on the SGR

Governor Joho has exposed shocking details on what Jubilee plans to do after August on the SGR...

Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho has revealed shocking details regarding the recently launched Standard Gauge Railway project.

Joho, who has been a big critic of the SGR project, has now claimed that the Sh327 billion project is a massive rip-off and is not worth the money.

Speaking on Thursday at his office, he said Jubilee’s flagship project will be his focus once he returns from Mecca; promising to show how it has deeply hurt the country’s economy.

He also stated that his campaigns would resume on July 1, kick starting it off with a “major press conference” to be attended by all sectors affected by SGR.

Among them will be transporters, container freight stations, warehouse operators and port users.

Joho has taken a break from all national and county campaigns owing to the ongoing Ramadhan season which is expected to end later this month.

In the governor’s hard-hitting message, he vowed to show how Kenyans are not getting value for money from the SGR.

“Sh700 ticket price for economy class is political. So is Sh50, 000 to transport a single container,” he said.

He also surprisingly claimed that the Jubilee government plans to increase charges after August.

“If NASA wins, the entire deal and engagement will be reviewed,” Joho reckoned.

Moreover, Joho questioned the Jubilee’s government agenda of growing the economy pointing out how the SGR had been established to aid transportation of imports, not exports.

“How is this economy going to grow if it will be importing more than exporting?” he said.

The first phase of the SGR from Mombasa to Nairobi cost about Sh327 billion, while it is estimated the second phase from Nairobi to Malaba will cost Sh507 billion.


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