SGR bans personal foodstuffs on board

SGR ready for take off. [Photo/File]

SGR bans personal foodstuffs on board

The Kenya Railway has banned food and soft drinks from outside onboard the Standard Guage Railway from Wednesday, October 2 2019.

The Kenya Railways said, alcoholic, non-alcoholic and cooked food is strictly prohibited into the SGR terminals. This means passengers making the six-hour trips between Nairobi and Mombasa have to pay for overpriced food items offered onboard.

The latest development has however sparked mixed reactions from Kenyans, the majority have shown their displeasure over the directive on Twitter.

“Example something like the sausage inside the SGR its almost Sh100 but if you buy outside it will cost you Sh25 and saved Sh75,” said one Kenyan.

According to some the food offered on the SGR could be unpalatable for them, while others said the ban will affect some passengers with special need on matters food and diet.

Previously passengers were allowed to carry foodstuffs the only exemption being alcohol.

The new directive comes in days after a viral video showed drunk couples disturbing the peace of other passengers aboard the SGR.

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