One of the biggest projects Kenya has ever undertaken is the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) project which involved building a new railway line and new trains.
For a while now, we have seen the construction of the new railway line which has been pictured and shared all over social media, but the elusive trains were still a mystery. We knew how they would look on the outside, but the inside was still a mystery until yesterday.
Demo of the first class coach of the train
The same demo, but for Kenya Railway’s Twitter audience
— Kenya Railways (@KenyaRailways_) January 29, 2017
More pictures of the first class coach
They also decided to show the 2nd class coach
Well, Kenyans had quite the reaction to the pictures and the videos Kenya Railways had posted and most of them were not positive at all.
Starting with the video of the first class coach on Facebook, people were generally not too impressed about them.
Moving over to the second class coaches (which was later revealed to be the economy class), people were still critical about them.
The sentiment was similar on Twitter and it was a reaction to the first class coaches.
This is a rip off!!!
— Peter Mwanje (@Ptahdaboss) January 29, 2017
Kenyans still compared the first class coach to other first class coaches from other countries.
— #SafariNaMarafiki .. (@njooro) January 29, 2017
— Pady 🇰🇪 (@Padiemwangi) January 29, 2017
@KenyaRailways_ 😂😂Seriously!! There is no leg room when the seat is turned around, what happened to someone seated behind they may have to fold their legs
— Linda Agola (@AgolaLinda) January 29, 2017
This is normal class in France, this account said
— Francis Gaitho (@Kenyafootball) January 29, 2017
They were compared to buses again
@KenyaRailways_ There's no difference between these 'first class' seats and the seats in a regular Modern coast bus.
— HIGHnessy (@gregjunior_) January 29, 2017