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raila Shares Experience After a Short Ride in Kisumu Train


ODM Party leader Raila Odinga have officially launched Luna Ticket Express Phase two, few days after Luna Ticket Express Phase one arrived at Kisumu Railway station on 17th December.

Raila who was accompanied with ODM deputy party leader Hon. Oparanya, Kisii governor hon Ongwae and Kisumu governor Nyong’o narrated that they started off the journey from Fortenan,Koru, Muhoroni, Chemelil, Kibigori ,Miwani, Kibos and finally Kisumu.

Speaking during the launch, Raila said that the Maiden Train will help those would wish to travel to Nairobi at a fair price, business people to transport their goods too to Mombasa

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“We have arrived in Kisumu,as we have today decided to launch, Luna Ticket Express Phasd Two. We are launching this Train here purposely for two reasons, to transport people and also allow business people to transport their goods from Kisumu-Nairobi -Mombasa at a fair price. At Longonot, the MGR connects to SGR, so when SGR comes from Mombasa drops goods at the point then MGR transports to Kisumu,” Said Raila.

Raila also promises Kisumu resident that he will ensure that SGR reaches Kisumu and Train leaving kisumu to Kampala.

“After this project, I will ensure SGR reaches Kisumu,”says Raila.

Raila further said that there is ongoing ship making at Kisumu port which will be used to trasport good.

” The ships will carry cargos from here. Now I want the old ports that is Kendu Bay, Homabay,Asembo Bay, Miuru Bay, South Bay, Kadimo Bay, Port Victoria , Siyo port to be reopened again,” he added.

Raila says they are doing that because the government is commencing on Maritime economy to develop blue economy in Lake Victoria.

” We are investing on these for the lake to be beneficial to Kisumu residents,” Raila said.

The government has a located 300 hectares if land for the development of Special Economic Zone.

” We have 50 companies ready to build industries there. They will manufacture medicines, chemicals, building materials, textile, steal factory. We want Kisumu to be economic hub for East African Region,” confirms Raila.

The ships will be used to transport goods from Kisumu port to Musoma to Mwanza to Bukoba , Port Bell and finally Jinja.

Raila said the all those opportunities will create job for the youths.


Raila said given chance to be the next president in the coming general election, his administration will deliver equal education to all Kenya children from ECDE to tertiary level.

He appeals to the city residents that if elected medication will be free to all as those who wont manage to pay for their cover, the government will pay for them.

He now calls for the Luo Nyanza residents who have not registered as voter to prepare and come out in large number and register in the early next year schedule voters registration exercise.

“I had announced that am in the race for presidency. And for us to achieve this, we need to have voter so am calling on those who have not registered to come out and get registered come early next year. In the last concluded voter registration exercise , only few people got registered,” says Raila.