Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta on 29 October launched the contentious second phase of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) that is to run from Nairobi to Naivasha.

The East African Wild Life Society has maintained that it is not opposed to development projects, but the due process of the law must be followed before project implementation.

The Environment Management and Coordination Act (EMCA) stipulates that it is against the law to commission a project without an Environment Impact Assessment EIA licence from Kenya’s National Environment Management Authority (NEMA).

The EIA process has now been undertaken for the SGR Phase 2A and NEMA has published a preliminary Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) report.
The Kenyan publichas less than 30 days to submit comments on the ESIA.





You can download the ESIA report here: