Immediately after concession of URC, THE TWO best performing Locomotives available were taken to operate passenger trains in Kenya at the orders of RVR management, with full knowledge of M7 Government, ostensibly because RVR was a joint Uganda – Kenya project and therefore assets could be shared across the borders. These were Locomotives purchased by Ugandan Tax payer during Iddi Amin’s rule when the EAC Community tripartite project had collapsed through which:
(Refer to Victor Umbrich mediation Report)
All the two Locomotives taken to Kenya in 2007 ended in the pictures below, one in a head on collision with a road truck on a level crossing on 30/08/2007, and another in a capsizement into a gorge between Nakuru and Kisumu. No compensations were ever made and the original South African owners of RVR sold to Citadel of Egypt before they fled the scene into oblivion.
During the Uncalled for Migingo Island row between Kenya and Uganda, the residents of Kibera slums in Nairobi, Kenya sabotaged the railway by uprooting whole sections of the truck. Uganda bound trains and a goods trains composed wholly of Uganda Wagons, was derailed and capsized at Kibera area as seen in the pictured below. Some wagons whose Frames were twisted were scrapped, another loss to the Ugandan Tax payer. No compensations were ever made, although I had road transporters whose vehicles and cargo were affected were to be compensated, simply because they had a private voice. It is important to note that all motive and railway rolling stock that URC had were bought between Amin’s regime and Obote 11. M7’s Government only shared them out to themselves.
That was the end of URC assets, and that is why it is rare to hear of a train roaring these days. And guys are comfortable in their seats.
What a batch of leaders!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I told you!
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