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Would the dry port raise any temperature if it was in Athiriver?
We have the ICD it's a dry port.. no heat raised.


If I was government I would build a huge intermodal transshipment hub in Malaba that would ease hinterland access. This hub would benefit the western region with jobs and as well opening of new trade corridors to central Africa.

That facility would serve Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, CAR, DRC, and probably even Egypt.

Those spreading hate and fear need to be shutdown with logic. Like how would Mombasa lose jobs?? If anything the port gains since it will be the center of our export hub. With Naivasha being our new industrial hub our Mombasa is going to be even busier to ensure our cargos go to the world boosting our GDP and improving the lives of people in the county.

Those making noise are just mad because they'll lose business to the SGR at the CFS like Joho who is riling people up because of his selfish interests.
 

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Don't forget that those who will lose business because if that decision are also Kenyans. You cannot claim to give something good to someone by taking it away from another person. That creates the impress that done are more equal than others as we had it in 'The animal Farm'. Why is it so hard to find something that's good for the country without disenfranchising others? If we worked hard at it we'd find it, for the national good not for individuals as the primary beneficiaries.
 

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Don't forget that those who will lose business because if that decision are also Kenyans. You cannot claim to give something good to someone by taking it away from another person. That creates the impress that done are more equal than others as we had it in 'The animal Farm'. Why is it so hard to find something that's good for the country without disenfranchising others? If we worked hard at it we'd find it, for the national good not for individuals as the primary beneficiaries.
That's is life where people gain and lose and it's been happening for centuries..
 

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Don't forget that those who will lose business because if that decision are also Kenyans. You cannot claim to give something good to someone by taking it away from another person. That creates the impress that done are more equal than others as we had it in 'The animal Farm'. Why is it so hard to find something that's good for the country without disenfranchising others? If we worked hard at it we'd find it, for the national good not for individuals as the primary beneficiaries.


We cannot halt development just because some people are profiting from the status quo.
 

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Don't forget that those who will lose business because if that decision are also Kenyans. You cannot claim to give something good to someone by taking it away from another person. That creates the impress that done are more equal than others as we had it in 'The animal Farm'. Why is it so hard to find something that's good for the country without disenfranchising others? If we worked hard at it we'd find it, for the national good not for individuals as the primary beneficiaries.
It's the same if we overhauled our public transport in Nairobi. If the govt decides that they want to have only subsidized, disciplined public buses that have designated stops and follow the law, yes matatus will suffer but will you say that because the govt is disenfranchising these people the move has to be stopped. Sometimes sacrifices have to be made for the greater good. Some people's favourite politicians shouldn't be reason to look back
 

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Why Naivasha is great location.

For exports:
SeZ located near geothermal. This means that industries here producing primarily for exports get cheaper power (minus cost of distribution by kentraco). Nearness to power sources means reliability is improved too i.e stable quality power. ICD here improves logistics for the industries.

For Imports:

Imports from South Sudan through Mombasa benefit. Trucks from S. Sudan do not have to go to Mombasa or Nairobi. They get their stuff from Naivasha. Reduce wear and tear on our roads and also congestion along the corridor.

Let's stop the argument that Mombasa will be difrenchised. Pure common sense, Gov is planning more port terminals in Mombasa, there is Sez in Msa too. Someone who probably did not sit KCSE or failed in secondary education has no intellectual capacity to shit on ideas planned by economist and planning technocrats in the country unless he is just playing politics.
 

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Stop being personal, his degrees or lack of them should not be the basis of assessing the deduction skills of the governor. Concede that he is playing petty politics and debunk what he says with facts.
 

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Thinking aloud..if the national government is going to repay SGR loan,can we then see a scenario whereby Kenya railways(if they manage SGR) returns to profitability (because of the collections from both cargo and passengers using SGR),is run professionally,maintains SGR,revamps the old railway across the country and then spearhead future railway expansion in the country(including development of commuter rail systems in our cities).
The government provides loans and grants to parastatals. These loans are supposed to be repaid if the parastatal is revenue generating if not, these are provided as grants.

When looking at the Kenya Railway story, the government has borrowed to fund the project and this shall be paid through tax payers money (Revenue collection), if the loan is to be repaid by Kenya Railway from collections, it would take more than 100 years. (Currently, the loan is 1.6b 20 years with Moratorium on principal for 7 years) and 2b 15yrs, moratorium of 5 years.

My opinion, this loan shall be treated the same way the government funds roads i.e. Kenha, Kura etc.

The key focus here is public spending and the economic multiplier effect.

And by the way, the the corporation turned a profit of 904m in 2015 without govt grants.
 

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Stop being personal, his degrees or lack of them should not be the basis of assessing the deduction skills of the governor. Concede that he is playing petty politics and debunk what he says with facts.
Am not being personal. But if I was to take advice, I would rather take it from a technocrat who is not politician and who by the way, his/her career spans different political regimes rather than a person with questionable integrity issues (like forgery, rumored drug dealing issues) and who has political scores to settle. We have to be pragmatic. Sometimes politicians like politicizing projects, but remember these projects have been under planning for many years by technocrats. They just see the light of day because of political goodwill they receive from different succeeding political regimes.
 

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now that SGR is now in official between Nairobi and Mombasa and will soon be in Naivasha then Kisumu and Malaba, Kenya Railways should really consider refurbishing the meter gauge route. They should consider dumping the whack ancient GE locomotives that there are using for commuter rail services and get better locomotives that move faster. An example is this i saw when i was researching on modern meter gauge locomotives http://www.mobility.siemens.com/mob...olutions/locomotives/ar15-ar24-vietnam-en.pdf
 
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