Madaraka Express officially flagged off by President Kenyatta

Posta is set to start offering bus services to Kenyans looking to travel to Mombasa via the newly launched SGR trains.

Posta will charge Sh. 100 for bus services between Syokimau and Nairobi CBD.

Postmaster-General Dan Kagwe, however, says that Posta will hold back on fully-fledged operations unless the modern train increases the frequency of passenger trains to more than one round trip per day.

“If it makes business sense we will continue doing it. Frankly speaking, if we’re doing one train it might not be very viable business,” he said.He further said that Posta will also switch to transporting its parcels and mail via train, cutting on the higher road transport costs.

“This means we can do same day mails in Mombasa. We’ll get our trucks off the road and if it is possible we will get a postal wagon,” he said.