The mode of transportation one uses to move from one location to another has a direct effect on one’s travelling experience, either for the good or bad. No wonder the launch of the new railway from Mombasa to Nairobi, a feat resulting from a prolonged effort by the government, was embraced with overwhelming enthusiasm.

Apart from the railway instituted by the colonial government, ‘The Lunatic Express’, this is the first domestic railway system in the country. For a long time, travellers have had to depend on the two-lane highway to move from the biggest port in East Africa – Mombasa – to the capital city, Nairobi.
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