Thirteen human rights activists have been arrested in Mombasa as they protested the challenges brought about by the SGR.
The human rights activists were arrested in the Nyali area of Mombasa calling for immediate action from the government.
The demonstrations follow recent complaints from residents and business people from the coastal town saying their businesses have greatly been affected by the SGR.
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They said goods that they once transported using their Lorries are currently being moved to vie the SGR leaving them with nothing.
In addition to that, they say the cost of transporting goods via road transport is cheaper blaming the government for having a hand in their current woes.
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Residents have also complained of being idle as their employers are no longer having the once workload to deliver.
The issue of currency flow also came up as the situation hinders money circulation from one business to another.