Kenya Railways claimed top prize in the Transport category at the recently concluded Nairobi International Trade Fair. The Corporation attained first position in the ‘Stand that best displays initiatives to offer viable transport services’ category warding off strong competition from Kenya National Highways Authority among other organizations.
KR’s participation at the show is in line with the Corporation’s endeavors to continually engage with her stakeholders; create awareness of our activities and projects and enhance the KR brand. Other sector players who participated at the Show were Kenya Ports Authority and the Kenya Maritime Authority.
Speaking to the team after receiving the award, the Corporate Affairs Manager Ms. Mary Oyuke expressed her delight at the Corporation having emerged top in the category. She expressed her hope that the occasion would set the trend for subsequent years and usher in an era of more trophies.
“It is a happy moment for all of us. Our efforts have bore fruit after many years of sustained effort. The competition was stiff but we have managed to impress the judges which as you all know is not an easy task. It all started when the Nairobi ASK Show management approved our request to consider introducing categories tailored for transport service providers. I hope this sets the trend for many more victories in subsequent shows,” she said.
Displays at the KR stand mainly focused on the construction of the Mombasa to Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway project and the upcoming construction of the second phase
which will see the line constructed all the way to Malaba through Kisumu. Visitors to the
stand were presented with a chance to see a Standard Gauge Railway model laid at the
Stand’s yard area alongside a model of the existing Metre Gauge Railway line. The Nairobi Railway Museum was on hand to narrate the Corporation’s colorful history together with artifacts from the museum. The Railway Training Institute (RTI) also showcased projects developed by students whereby the SGR Interlocking System impressed many visitors to the stand.
The fair was held from October 3 to 6, 2016 and graced by H.E Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta who officially opened it on October 5, 2016. The Show, first held in 1903, remains one of the region’s premiere exhibition events and an important platform for agriculture and business in Kenya.