Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Kenya. The stories here come from users.

Latest Badges:

View all Ken Wekesa's badges.

Rift Valley Railways ready to compete with SGR

07 December 2015, 07:57 Ken Wekesa

Mombasa - Rift Valley Railways group managing director, Carlos De Andrade has said that they are ready to face-off with the standard gauge railway.

Speaking after receiving 120 wagons at the Mombasa Port to rehabilitate the capacity of transportation tons, Andrade said they are investing heavily on new wagons which are set to reduce the freight charges.

“So far, we have been limited in regards to the volume of the freight and are now deploying modern rail wagons that are purposely built for modern rail transport operations,” said Andrade.

The new wagons which are capable to transport 60 tons per trip from the current 40 tons will increase RVR operations by 50%.

RVR has a five year plan costing USD 287 million which was set aside in 2012 to rehabilitate the railway from Mombasa to Kampala in a bid to boost its efficiency.

Andrade revealed that the operation period from Mombasa has been reduced significantly from the 40 days to 17 days after the taking over of the RVR to manage the rail system.

“Moving from Mombasa to Kampala will probably be 4 days but if you put into consideration the time spent clearing the goods at the port of Mombasa and in Uganda, there might be delays which can be resolved,” said Andrade.

He revealed that the new locomotives will run with two head GE locomotives directly to Malaba for border clearance before proceeding to the RVR new ICD in Mukono terminal which is set to boost transit time.

He said the new rail will be much cheaper than road transport and will attract more customers.

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page!

- MyNews24

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

How to get rid of cellulite at home

24 October 2016, 07:16

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
S Mbinya
How to get rid of cellulite at ho...

Proper diets and a healthy lifestyle are among the most effective natural remedies for cellulite. Read more...

Submitted by
George Vodongo
Peter Kenneth is not a good leade...

A local activist has slammed the former Presidential candidate Peter Kenneth for only appearing during elections but going underground when the country has problems.  Read more...

Submitted by
Ben Wangui
Javelin champion Julius Yego invo...

He is undergoing treatment at the Medihill hospital in Eldoret. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
DP Ruto accuses Raila of selling ...

DP Wiliam Ruto has castigated Raila Odinga for seeking western support to fund his 2017 election bid. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Peter Kenneth announces Uhuru 201...

Peter Kenneth has announced that he will support President Uhuru Kenyatta in the 2017 elections. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilon Ochieng
Labour Party to dump both Jubilee...

The Labour Party of Kenya is likely to avoid supportoing both the CORD and Jubilee factions during the 2017 General Elections. Read more...