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Right of Way: Securing Kenya's Railway Corridor and Improving Livelihoods

February 22, 2017

“I am now living well, and even heavy rains don’t affect us anymore. I now have a good flush toilet and a shower.” These are the words of Beatrice Naliaka from Kenya, a beneficiary of the East African Trade and Transport Facilitation Project (EATTFP). In its effort to secure the railway corridor along the city of Nairobi, the Government of Kenya has also provided better housing for residents of low-income neighborhoods who had encroached the corridor. Over 30,000 families are expected to benefit from better living conditions.