Calls are being made to preserve the dilapidated Voi-Taveta railway line as part of the country’s World War 1 (WW1) history. Historians and stakeholders in the multi-billion-shilling tourism industry, while welcoming plans by Kenya Railways to upgrade the rail track from a one-metre gauge to the standard gauge railway (SGR), said the old rail track is an important part of Taita Taveta County’s history. “We are yet to strike it rich on battlefield tourism, though it is gaining momentum the world over. Taita Taveta County has very attractive battlefield sites that we can develop,” said Willy Mwadilo, a hotelier.
Stakeholders call for Voi rail to be preserved as war artefact