Facilitation for Development of Kenya Railways Strategic Plan 2017-2022

Kenya Railway Strategic Plan 2012-2017 was developed in line with the Government of Kenya’s Vision 2030 and the Medium Term Plan (MTP) II which lists the expansion of railway transport as one of the key projects for the year 2013-2017. The objective of the railway expansion then was to increase the railway capacity to handle 50 per cent of freight cargo (25 Million Tonnes) from the Port of Mombasa. Some of the key activities set out to achieve the goal included the development of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) line; the expansion of the Nairobi Commuter Railway Services System; the construction of a railway line from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to the Syokimau Railway Station; and the construction of the Kisumu and Mombasa commuter rail systems.

Over time, the organization has gone through dynamic changes in terms of emerging issues in line with Vision 2030. In order to accommodate the emerging changes and with the expiry of the 2012-2017 strategic plan, the Board of directors decided to come up with a new strategic plan for the year July 2017 to June 2022. KRC purposes to enhance its functions and discharge its mandate more efficiently and diligently, to contribute towards national transport infrastructure in Kenya and within the region.


Towards this purpose, Kenya Railways engaged the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) to facilitate and lead the strategic planning process which will guide it in the next five years.


Specifically, the objectives of this assignment are:

  • Systematic review of KRC Strategic Plan 2012-2017 taking into account performance indicators, achievements, failures and problem diagnosis.
  • Review of strengths, weaknesses, threats, opportunities, gaps and emerging issues in the period 2017-2022.
  • To provide a framework within which KRC will work and approaches it will use to achieve its strategic objectives within the context of national development.