Transport in Kenya


Since the dissolution of the EAR corporation in 1977, the national company Kenya Railways Corporation runs the former Uganda Railway and its branches in Kenya.


The most important line in the country runs between the port of Mombasa and Nairobi, sleeping car accommodation is offered for tourists. In 2006, the Rift Valley Railways Consortium led by South African companies took over the operation of the Kenyan and Ugandan railway network on a contract lasting 25 years, with the opportunity of renewal.


Freight services are the bulk of RVR's operations. In 2008, agreements were made with Uganda about gauge standardisation. === Railway links with adjacent countries === African Great Lakes South Sudan – none – proposed link to Juba (2005) break-of-gauge / Tanzania – same gauge – maybe defunct Uganda – yes – same gauge – == Waterways == Part of the Lake Victoria system is within the boundaries of Kenya.


Kisumu Airport was upgraded to an international airport in 2011 and a second phase of expansion is under way.


Due to lax enforcement after the initial push, the number of deaths in road accidents had increased in recent years. On 1 December 2012 the government will begin to enforce the recently amended traffic act which has significantly increased the penalties for offences.

In 2012, US Navy Seebees built a major new tarmac runway at Wajir Airport that can take heavy aircraft. === Airports – with unpaved runways === total: 181 1,524 to 2,437 m: 14 914 to 1,523 m: 107 under 914 m: 60 (2013) Many airports with unpaved runways serve private purposes, such as private game parks and safari lodges, but are still serviced by airlines like AirKenya == Railways == Total: 2,066 km The former Uganda Railway, was run by the company East African Railways.

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