The Kenya Railways Corporation has suspended all its commuter train operations in the capital, Nairobi, ahead of Monday’s anti-government protests called by opposition leader Raila Odinga.
In a statement on Sunday, the Kenya Railways management attributed the decision to “unavoidable circumstances.”
“We do sincerely apologise to all our esteemed customers for any inconvenience caused,” it said.
However, the train operator said all its commuter trains between the old railway station in the city centre (Nairobi Central Station) to the Nairobi-Mombasa railway station (Nairobi Terminus) – would run as scheduled.
The opposition coalition is holding protests in Nairobi and other parts of the country to push for electoral reforms and reduction of prices of basic commodities.
On Sunday, the police chief banned the protests, but the opposition has maintained that the protests will be held within the law.