State downplays SGR staff racism row

Government spokesman Erick Kiraithe. FILE PHOTO
Government spokesman Erick Kiraithe. FILE PHOTO |NMG 

The government has downplayed claims of high-handedness and racism local staff have levelled against the Chinese managers operating the standard gauge railway (SGR) train service.

Instead, government spokesman Erick Kiraithe said the local staff were only undergoing necessary orientation and training to be able to handle the task ahead once the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) hands over the national assets.

“We must all appreciate that the operations of the of a modern train infrastructural system like Madaraka Express in a consistently effective and efficient manner is a profession that calls for military standard…

Source – Business Daily