The construction of Nairobi Railway City, a multimodal project launched by President William Ruto in December last year is set to kick off in January 2024.
This is according to Transport CS Kipchumba Murkomen after hosting the Member of Parliament for Stafford and the UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Kenya on Thursday, at his Transcom House office in Nairobi.
”I expressed my appreciation to the Government of the United Kingdom for the financial and technical support that they have extended to Kenya in the implementation of this project,” CS Murkomen said.
The Railway City expected to decongest Nairobi’s CBD will have several components including an ultramodern Central Station, a public realm, school housing, and office buildings, among others.
”The Railway City, whose construction is scheduled to begin in January 2024, will help to decongest the City of Nairobi, create 10,000 jobs directly and indirectly, provide a clean and green urban space, establish a multimodal transport network, and position Nairobi as the region’s commercial hub,” he added.
The multi-billion project is situated within 425 acres between Haile Sellasie Avenue, Uhuru Highway, Landhies Road, and Bunyala Road.
Last year, the government of Kenya released the master plan of the proposed Nairobi Railway City, which seeks to expand and decongest the Central Business District.
The strategic location of the Nairobi Central Railway Station area positions it perfectly to be an iconic nerve Centre for the Nairobi Multimodal Transport System with a world-class new Central Railway Station incorporating mixed-use commercial developments, hotels, and intermodal facilities.