During the weekly press briefing, Government Spokesperson Manoah Esipisu said the project's was completed within the set timelines and budget.
"Today, more than 1,300 people were booked on the service to Mombasa from Nairobi, an oversubscription and a clear signal that the service is an important cog in Kenya's infrastructure development," he stated.
He stated that the launch of both Freight Service and the passenger service "Madaraka Express" by President Uhuru Kenyatta was an opportunity for all Kenyans through job creation and travel.
"It is common knowledge that propagandists and purveyors of empty rhetoric, not believing that the train would be delivered on time and on the budget, have now focused their noises on the notion that the SGR was somehow overpriced," Esipisu added.
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