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Kenya Railways defends China firm against claims of secrecy

3 months ago, 12 July 09:19

By: Mohamed Ahmed

Kenya Railways (KR) has dismissed reports that the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) employees are being forced to sign a secrecy agreement.

KR board chairman Michael Waweru termed as falsehoods reports that the firm's employees are being forced into an agreement that compels them to not disclose information about operations of the Madaraka Express Services.

He said the parastatal has formed a board committee to spearhead investigation on claims of mistreatment.

Among the issues to be addressed with urgency are the operator’s staff concerns, the general operations of both the passenger and freight services.

“The committee will also delve into environmental and wildlife conservation concerns being raised regarding the SGR project and if found necessary an independent auditor will be appointed for that purpose,” said Mr Waweru in a statement.

The board committees, he added, will submit a report in three weeks’ time on the findings and the way forward.

Mr Waweru said that upon conclusion of investigations, appropriate action will be taken based on the findings and recommendations of the committees.

This comes a day after Labour CS Ukur Yatani constituted a team of senior Ministry officials to investigate on the claims of racism and discrimination facing the cooperation.

The CS said the allegations, if true, point to a violation of both Article 41 of the Constitution and the labour laws. He promised that appropriate corrective action, including prosecution, will be taken against those found culpable.

Mr Yatani ordered the team to carry out thorough investigations and report back to him within the next seven days.

On Wednesday, government spokesman Eric Kiraithe asked Kenyans to give chance to the ongoing investigations over the matter.

He at the same time said Kenyans to bear with the Chinese and appreciate the work they are doing.


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Kenya Railways defends China firm against claims of secrecy

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By: Mohamed Ahmed

Kenya Railways (KR) has dismissed reports that the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) employees are being forced to sign a secrecy agreement.

KR board chairman Michael Waweru termed as falsehoods reports that the firm's employees are being forced into an agreement that compels them to not disclose information about operations of the Madaraka Express Services.

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“The committee will also delve into environmental and wildlife conservation concerns being raised regarding the SGR project and if found necessary an independent auditor will be appointed for that purpose,” said Mr Waweru in a statement.

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