Kenya Railways Corporation has temporarily suspended the Madaraka Express passenger train services between Nairobi and Mombasa, Nairobi-Suswa and Nairobi Terminus-Ngong.

This follows President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directive of a 7pm to 5am curfew beginning on Friday, 27th March.

In a statement issued in Nairobi on Thursday, Kenya Railways said: “In order to comply with the directive and to ensure that our customers arrive at their destinations within their timelines, Kenya Railways has temporarily suspended the Madaraka Express (ME) passenger service express train between Nairobi and Mombasa; the Nairobi-Suswa service, and the Nairobi Terminus-Ngong commuter services.”

The corporation also revised the Madaraka Express passenger service inter-county train and the Nairobi commuter rail service.

The curfew was declared by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday.

The order was gazetted on Thursday by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi, with a stern warning against any gatherings or movement across the country from 7pm to 5am.

The move is aimed curbing the spread of the coronavirus, which has so far infected 31 people.

President Kenyatta urged members of the public to ensure social distancing and also emphasise hand-washing.

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Zablon Ondari

I am a journalist, who is passionate about writing articles. This interest carried me through the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication and now I am in the industry and this continues. I have some extensive experience in writing human interest stories, sports and politics. I am self-motivated but a team player. Find out more about me on Facebook, Instagram as Zablon Riro and on Twitter @RiroZablon. E-mail zablonriro@gmail.com

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