Kenya’s Transport ministry has assured EAC regional States that transportation of cargo along the Northern Corridor will be uninterrupted during Kenya’s 2013 elections,Standard Digital News reports
Transport PS Eng Karanja Kibicho says two helicopters manned by the Kenya Police will patrol the Northern Corridor — from Mombasa to Malaba to protect cargo.
A standby high level committee chaired by the PS has been formed to evaluate and make instant decisions that will ensure restoration of movement of goods within the shortest time possible.
“Sections known to be hot spots will be under surveillance by both regular and railway police specifically to forestall cases of railway uprooting,” said PS Kibicho.
He notes that all operations staff; particularly engineers at both Kenya Railways and the Rift Valley Railways will be on standby during and after elections.
Kibicho says that the Kenya Railways Corporations has set up rapid response centres in Nairobi, Nakuru and Mombasa to instantly respond to distress calls.
Kenya Ports Authority has also been instructed to enhance full-time operations to ensure cargo leaves the port in the shortest time possible.