Normal services have resumed on the Nairobi-Kisumu railroad track following a hitch that caused travel delay on December 21, Kenya Railways has confirmed.
The recently re-launched train service derailed on Tuesday at Tamu area in Muhoroni, Kisumu County owing primarily to bad weather.
According to multiple reports, one of the train’s wagons derailed as the locomotive negotiated a corner at around 5pm, leaving commuters stranded for hours, before Kenya Railways engineers returned the wagon back on the track.
While thanking commuters for their patience during the ordeal, Kenya Railways insisted that it will strive to ensure that the railway line remains safe and secure for use at all times.
“We wish to assure the public that Kenya Railways takes all measures possible to ensure the safety of all our passengers along all commuter and passenger routes. Your safety will always be of paramount importance to us,” the authority said in a statement on Wednesday.
“We also wish to advise the public that normal services along the Nairobi-Kisumu line have resumed and will continue to run on schedule.”
Kenya Railways further sought to assure the passengers of their safety saying it adheres to the government-instituted COVID-19 protocols.