Government launches commuter train

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Passengers who use the Standard Gauge railway named Madaraka Express will only part with 700 shillings economy class, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said.

Speaking in Mombasa on Wednesday from where he took the inaugural ride to Nairobi, Uhuru issued the directive amid cheers from the crowd

He further warned those planning in vandalizing the SGR of dire consequences adding that the offense equals signing ones death warrant.

Meanwhile Police blocked Mombasa Governor Hassan Ali Joho from attending the launch of Standard Gauge Railway at Miritini.

Joho had on Monday threatened to stop SGR’s launch for what he termed as “exaggeration of the project’s budget by over Sh100 billion”.

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