James Macharia

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James Macharia said : “A lot of things will happen on the February 8. … you will not need to ask anybody. It will be there for you to see. So, hopefully we can be patient enough for another two months and see what will happen,” “Let’s focus on what is before us. Let’s focus on service delivery. On February 8, we shall decide,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, December 28, 2021 11:44:00 PM EAT

James Macharia stated : “The request by Emirates for us to allow them more frequencies will not be allowed. As long as I am the CS I will not allow it. The aviation business between Dubai and Nairobi is one-sided and favours Emirates,” External link

standardmedia Monday, December 20, 2021 1:07:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “Developers must be clear that they are doing investment in a safe environment,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, December 19, 2021 2:45:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “The Directorate of Criminal Investigations has already started the process of hunting down all the professionals concerned both at the National government and at the county level,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, December 19, 2021 2:45:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "Eventually, this standard gauge railway will still be complete because it is part of what we call the Belt and Road Initiative," External link

news-yahoo Monday, November 22, 2021 9:54:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "Eventually, this standard gauge railway will still be complete because it is part of what we call the Belt and Road Initiative," External link

trust Monday, November 22, 2021 9:20:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "This is one of the most important projects we have ever done and we are working closely with the contractor to make sure they complete the project within the timeline given, which is end of December," External link

peopledaily Wednesday, November 10, 2021 5:34:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "This road when completed will connect everybody around the city of Nairobi. It will divert traffic from going through the city and it is key to ease congestion," External link

peopledaily Wednesday, November 10, 2021 5:34:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "This is one of the most important projects we have ever done and we are working closely with the contractor to make sure they complete the project within the timeline given, which is end of December," External link

kenyastar Tuesday, November 9, 2021 9:01:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "This road when completed will connect everybody around the city of Nairobi. It will divert traffic from going through the city and it is key to ease congestion," External link

kenyastar Tuesday, November 9, 2021 9:01:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “The road is expected to open up this region. It will improve access to social amenities such as schools, hospitals, and markets, which will, in turn, boost the living standards through the creation of jobs and promotion of trade and investment in Ganze,” External link

standardmedia Monday, November 8, 2021 10:58:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "The road is expected to open up this region. It will improve access to social amenities such as schools, hospitals, and markets, which will, in turn, boost the living standards of residents through the creation of jobs and promotion of trade and investment in Ganze," External link

standardmedia Wednesday, November 3, 2021 5:33:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “The area produces horticulture and dairy products. The road will serve as an important link between the farmers and the market. It will reduce drastically the transportation time of farm produce to respective markets,” “The main agricultural activities which support the livelihood are horticulture and dairy farming. On average 20 tonnes of assorted fresh horticultural produce and milk are collected from the farmers and transported to urban centres of Voi and Mombasa on a daily basis,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, November 3, 2021 11:19:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "From there It will take 20 minutes from one end of the highway to the other and save us time and agony of traffic snarl ups that are often witnessed on the stretch of the roads being constructed," "All all the piling has been done 100 per cent, and now they are putting the beams which have already been made. The contractor has assured us that the project will be complete by March," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, November 2, 2021 5:21:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "As you have seen, we have already begun planting grass and flowers, we will also plant trees and make the Expressway a piece to behold," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, November 2, 2021 5:21:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "We know the motorists on these roads have really suffered. We want to hasten the process but ensuring good quality job is done. We will be monitoring every week the progress," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, November 2, 2021 5:21:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "And not just opening the old way but also restoring and enhancing the old road because you have seen in some cases it's been damaged because of the heavy equipment which they are having. It will be restored and widened to make sure that we go back to normal. We are going to install lights," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, November 2, 2021 5:21:00 PM EAT

James Macharia added : “We will not just open the old way but it involves restoring and enhancing the old road. It has been mostly damaged because of the heavy equipment which is being used for construction. But worry not as we shall leave it in a better condition than we found it,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, October 31, 2021 4:04:00 PM EAT

James Macharia told : "I am glad to say that today October 8, 2021, already we are on 10,500 km, and we still got 11 months to go before the completion of the term of the president. We are delighted that the promise made to Kenyans in 2012 has been met. The roads you see are all over the country," External link

tuko Wednesday, October 27, 2021 8:42:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “Infrastructure is an important artery in economic progression. We embarked on a mission to open up the country and make Kenyans access any part of the country without struggle,” “We had initially pledged to complete 10,000km of tarmac by the end of 2022, but we surpassed that mark and now are heading to 11,000km” External link

standardmedia Monday, October 11, 2021 9:56:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “We are now inviting investors to put their money inroads through a public-private partnership (PPP) model. The mega project of the Nairobi Expressway, for instance, is employing thousands of Kenyans and the government has not spent a penny on the project,” "The investors will recover their money via tolling. This is a big win for Kenyans, who will have an option of using the expressway or the free Mombasa Road" External link

standardmedia Monday, October 11, 2021 9:56:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “Until his appointment, Eng. Kungu Ndungu was the Director, Road Assets and Corridor Management at Kenha,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, October 8, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “As a government, we shall continue to encourage you to comply with the various government guidelines issued from time to time through the MoH that have proved effective in controlling the spread of the virus,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, October 7, 2021 6:18:00 PM EAT

James Macharia remarked : "We are engaging municipalities and local governments to promote greening of cities and ensure they are part of efforts to lower carbon emissions," External link

kenyastar Monday, October 4, 2021 10:51:00 PM EAT

James Macharia remarked : "We are engaging municipalities and local governments to promote greening of cities and ensure they are part of efforts to lower carbon emissions," External link

sinacom-en Monday, October 4, 2021 8:38:00 PM EAT

James Macharia explained : “The last segment is from Mau Summit to Malaba, which is a project we are negotiating with partners on how it can be done,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, October 3, 2021 12:49:00 PM EAT

James Macharia explained : “The last segment is from Mau Summit to Malaba, which is a project we are negotiating with partners on how it can be done,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, October 3, 2021 12:25:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “High levels of congestion and pollution, and increased incidents of floods in urban centres, are a constant reminder of the linkages between the development of urban spaces and the overall wellbeing of urban dwellers,” “As influential professionals in the built environment, it is incumbent upon architects to play a leading role in reducing the carbon footprint of the building and construction sector” External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 30, 2021 8:59:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “My ministry aims to mainstream various climate actions that are in line with Kenya’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), our Green Economy Strategy and Implementation Plan 2016-2030, and Kenya’s commitments under the National Climate Change Action Plan of 2018-22,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 30, 2021 8:59:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "We are very confident that this road will be completed ahead of time. It was supposed to be finished by 2023 but everything will be finished next year," External link

peopledaily Monday, June 7, 2021 10:28:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "This road is critical in many aspects, it passes through a region that is rich in agriculture and it is the link between northern corridor, coming all the way from Nairobi to Isiolo and the Lamu Port South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) corridor," External link

peopledaily Monday, June 7, 2021 10:28:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "We are very confident that this road will be completed ahead of time. It was supposed to be finished by 2023 but everything will be finished next year," External link

kenyastar Monday, June 7, 2021 12:10:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "This road is critical in many aspects, it passes through a region that is rich in agriculture and it is the link between northern corridor, coming all the way from Nairobi to Isiolo and the Lamu Port South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) corridor," External link

kenyastar Monday, June 7, 2021 12:10:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "We are very confident that this road will be completed ahead of time. It was supposed to be finished by 2023 but everything will be finished next year," External link

xinhuanet_en Sunday, June 6, 2021 6:32:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "This road is critical in many aspects, it passes through a region that is rich in agriculture and it is the link between northern corridor, coming all the way from Nairobi to Isiolo and the Lamu Port South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) corridor," External link

xinhuanet_en Sunday, June 6, 2021 6:32:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “The residents cooperated very well with the contractor thus making the project start without hindrances. We are also grateful to them for being patient this far. I want to assure them that their land compensation will start being processed from Monday next week,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, June 5, 2021 12:35:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "These have been brought about by higher traffic volumes, which have been driven by rapid economic growth not only in Kenya but also in neighbouring countries. Congestion on this road has been further exacerbated by the rapid expansion of many towns along its economic corridor," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:58:00 PM EAT

James Macharia déclaré : "Lorsque j'ai assumé la présidence du Bureau de Shelter-Afrique AGA lors de la 38ème AGA de la Société au Maroc, personne n'avait prévu une pandémie de l'ampleur de COVID-19. Malgré tous les défis, nous avons été capables de nous adapter rapidement aux nouvelles réalités. J'ai le plaisir d'annoncer que la performance de la Société a dépassé nos attentes. La Société s'est retournée et a affiché un bénéfice de 1,85 millions de dollars EU en 2020 malgré les défis de la pandémie. Les contributions des actionnaires à Shelter-Afrique ont doublé en soutien à la renaissance de l'institution bien gouvernée. Je suis certain que la nouvelle direction bénéficiera de la même bonne volonté de la part des actionnaires, du conseil d'administration, de la direction et du personnel" External link

infosplusgabon Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:22:00 PM EAT

James Macharia stated : “The request by Emirates for us to allow them more frequencies will not be allowed. As long as I am the CS I will not allow it. The aviation business between Dubai and Nairobi is one sided and favours Emirates,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:07:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "They are used as public service vehicles, but the demand is also growing for personal use, such as in luxury cars," External link

beijingreview-en Monday, May 31, 2021 11:22:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "We license and register vehicles based on their category. That is how we keep our records as a ministry. If a vehicle is used for public transport, such as ferrying passengers, delivering goods, taxis and personal use, we keep files [on them]," External link

beijingreview-en Monday, May 31, 2021 11:22:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "We are in discussions with other automakers in China to open up offices and automobile assembly plants in the country. Automakers such as FAW Group, SAIC Motor and Dongfeng would most likely have assembly facilities here once talks are finalized," External link

beijingreview-en Monday, May 31, 2021 11:22:00 AM EAT

James Macharia déclaré : "Lorsque j'ai assumé la présidence du Bureau de Shelter-Afrique AGA lors de la 38ème AGA de la Société au Maroc, personne n'avait prévu une pandémie de l'ampleur de COVID-19. Malgré tous les défis, nous avons été capables de nous adapter rapidement aux nouvelles réalités. J'ai le plaisir d'annoncer que la performance de la Société a dépassé nos attentes. La Société s'est retournée et a affiché un bénéfice de 1,85 millions de dollars EU en 2020 malgré les défis de la pandémie. Les contributions des actionnaires à Shelter-Afrique ont doublé en soutien à la renaissance de l'institution bien gouvernée. Je suis certain que la nouvelle direction bénéficiera de la même bonne volonté de la part des actionnaires, du conseil d'administration, de la direction et du personnel" External link

cameroun24 Saturday, May 29, 2021 3:46:00 PM EAT

James Macharia stated : “The request by Emirates for us to allow them more frequencies will not be allowed. As long as I am the CS I will not allow it. The aviation business between Dubai and Nairobi is one sided and favours Emirates,” External link

standardmedia Friday, May 28, 2021 12:59:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "The Uganda agreement with the contractor is to have this done in the shortest time possible so as to ensure that we have the line working for business persons all the way to Kampala," External link

allafrica Saturday, May 22, 2021 3:51:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “That is why we continue saying 'kazi iendelee'. That means having someone like Matiang’i who has been the chairman of the projects implementation committee... When it gets to 2022, Kazi lazima iendelee,” External link

standardmedia Monday, April 19, 2021 9:10:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "We expect the elevated highway, which is progressing at 60 meters per day from both ends to be completed by early 2022," External link

sinacom-en Friday, April 9, 2021 7:36:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "We expect the elevated highway, which is progressing at 60 meters per day from both ends to be completed by early 2022," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, April 9, 2021 6:58:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “Kenha is in the process of transferring funds to NLC to facilitate payment to the PAPs” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, April 8, 2021 8:41:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “The new highway will also carry about 85 per cent of all cargo and commuter traffic for the highly built areas of Athi River, Kitengela, Mlolongo, Syokimau, Utawala, Embakasi, South B and South C, and surrounding areas,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, April 1, 2021 8:46:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "By June next year the 84 kilometers dual carriage highway from Kenol to Marwa will be complete," External link

standardmedia Saturday, March 27, 2021 11:07:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “All travel shall be in strict conformity with all protocols from the Ministry of Health and any additional requirements applicable to the different modes of transport,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, March 12, 2021 7:34:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "This infrastructure will support the depot, which is part of the SGR project. It means that cargo can come in and be taken out in what we call the last-mile, which is from the ICD to other destinations," External link

allafrica Wednesday, March 10, 2021 3:14:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "That is the optimal level. You cannot operate at 100 per cent because if you have an overflow of cargo, then there will be a problem. That is why the infrastructure around the ICD is critically important," External link

allafrica Wednesday, March 10, 2021 3:14:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “We should design technologies and systems that can facilitate economic growth, education, enhance the quality of life, help minimise poverty, ensure adequate food supply and reduction of the carbon footprint,” External link

standardmedia Monday, March 8, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “We have done new infrastructure within RTI that will be used to upgrade skills of both SGR and metre gauge railway staff. There is no need of an SGR if we do not create opportunities for Kenyans,” “We can have the brick and mortar but if you do not train the people, then you cannot have successful transfer of technology from China to Kenyans” External link

standardmedia Saturday, March 6, 2021 12:13:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “This road will transform the economic wellbeing of the Mt Kenya region and make it easy for both farmers and traders to conduct their businesses,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, February 27, 2021 10:37:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “The investigation identified the probable cause of the accident as the pilot’s lack of situational awareness, and the decision to continue the flight into deteriorating weather conditions that occasioned spatial disorientation after inadvertent entry into instrument meteorological conditions and subsequent loss of helicopter control,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, February 22, 2021 2:52:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "The contractor has reduced the completion time and we are excited. This will be a game-changer once completed," External link

sinacom-en Thursday, February 11, 2021 11:35:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "The contractor has reduced the completion time and we are excited. This will be a game-changer once completed," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "So as long as there is fresh produce for exports which requires airlifting we shall continue to licensing even foreign aircraft because what is important is to have aircraft to carry produce from here," External link

sinacom-en Monday, February 8, 2021 7:36:00 PM EAT

James Macharia noted : "So we are gradually managing to increase capacity and this is what makes a big difference," External link

sinacom-en Monday, February 8, 2021 7:36:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “The project started in June, but there was a bit of delay because of Covid-19 but we have asked the contractor to fast track the construction to take between 18 months to two years so that we can have the road by June 2022,” External link

standardmedia Friday, January 29, 2021 4:07:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "The bridge is one of a kind not just in the country but across the region. It will have a huge impact in Mombasa Island by ensuring the movement of pedestrians is smooth," External link

sinacom-en Wednesday, January 27, 2021 8:34:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said ( about Association ) : “We have agreed with players in the transport sector, including chairman of Matatu Owners Association, on three main robust measures, including that all matatu drivers will be tested for alcohol and that they will not drive for long hours, to avoid fatigue, which can increase the risk of accidents. The third is that they will not hike fares because parents have come from a very difficult time due to effects of the pandemic,” External link

standardmedia Monday, January 4, 2021 12:04:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “Tomorrow (Monday) we shall double the capacity for our intercounty trains. Normally we have one train daily coming to Nairobi from Mombasa, and another going to Mombasa from Nairobi. We have, however, agreed that there will be two trains coming from Mombasa and the same number going to Mombasa. Tomorrow, trains will be dropping our children in the counties along the Mombasa-Nairobi route,” External link

standardmedia Monday, January 4, 2021 12:04:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “This is how an integrated city transit system should work. With this, we want to ensure that locals and visitors can enjoy the city and what it has to offer with ease of mind that they will go to the airport hassle free,” External link

standardmedia Friday, December 18, 2020 1:05:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "It will considerably ease traffic flow and reduce travel time through Nairobi," "This project is an integral part of our transport system and overall infrastructure development. It is a boost to the airport and the railway," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, December 15, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

James Macharia added : "I believe the JKIA route will be a major benefit to our travellers heading into and outside the country," External link

thestarkenya Monday, December 7, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "Its life span is at least 50 years," External link

thestarkenya Sunday, December 6, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "This is a massive transfer of technology," External link

thestarkenya Sunday, December 6, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "Functions of KFS will be provided by KPA, which has massive capacity," External link

standardmedia Saturday, December 5, 2020 8:41:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "This is a floating bridge of its kind in the country. Passengers will be walking across as if they are on the island itself. With Sh1.9 billion investment, it is value for money. Some of the materials used to construct this bridge were assembled in China," External link

standardmedia Saturday, December 5, 2020 8:41:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "Traffic studies and projections indicate an estimated 30 per cent of the vehicles will travel along the new expressway... This will result in reduced travel times for road users plying both the Expressway and the A8 road," External link

thestarkenya Friday, November 20, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “The transfer of aviation assets into a holding company framework creates a unique opportunity to adopt best practices benchmarked with solutions already implemented worldwide,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, November 18, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "In designing and building this modern highway, the government will rationalise the use of scarce road space. The highway will improve traffic flows, reduce traffic accidents, and facilitate proper management of heavy commercial vehicles," External link

standardmedia Sunday, October 4, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "These have been brought about by higher traffic volumes, which have been driven by rapid economic growth not only in Kenya but also in neighbouring countries. Congestion on this road has been further exacerbated by the rapid expansion of many towns along its economic corridor," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “The crowd found Githaiga with his children about to lower the coffin into the grave,” External link

standardmedia Monday, September 28, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “We are not going to put commercial interests ahead of health matters. Commercial interests are subordinated to health risks,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

James Macharia amesema : "Tulichokifanya ni kuweka bayana sera na vigezo vya afya mintarafu abiria wanaotokea nchi tofauti.Tunadurusu kila wakati orodha ya abiria wasiohitaji kwenda karantini" External link

deutschewelle-sw Wednesday, September 16, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “The signing of this agreement shows continued confidence of international investors and its economic stability,” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, August 12, 2020 12:41:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “Let it be clear that those who will have a certificate of tests done before the stipulated 96 hours will not be allowed to board in the first place. On arrival the passengers’ temperature should not exceed 37.5 degrees and not display any Covid-19 related signs,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, August 12, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "We managed to clear the issues that we had," External link

allafrica Sunday, August 9, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "We are not going to put commercial interests ahead of health matters. Commercial interests are subordinated to health risks," External link

allafrica Sunday, August 9, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "We met virtually with my brother (Tanzania Transport Minister Isack Kamwelwe) and agreed on everything, including travel issues but, being a health-related issue, it requires concurrence with the respective Health ministers on both sides," External link

allafrica Sunday, August 9, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "The Ministry of Health has confirmed that travellers coming from the 150 countries with valid Covid-19 certificate will not be quarantined when they get to Nairobi. The list is based on the assessment done by WHO and not diplomatic like or dislike," External link

allafrica Sunday, August 9, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "We have never restricted travellers from Tanzania, what we have done is to indicate health-related protocols for people arriving from various countries for safety measures," External link

allafrica Sunday, August 9, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “We are not going to put commercial interests ahead of health matters. Commercial interests are subordinated to health risks,” External link

theCitizen Saturday, August 8, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “We met virtually with my brother (Tanzania Transport Minister Isack Kamwelwe) and agreed on everything, including travel issues but, being a health-related issue, it requires concurrence with the respective Health ministers on both sides,” External link

theCitizen Saturday, August 8, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “The Ministry of Health has confirmed that travellers coming from the 150 countries with valid Covid-19 certificate will not be quarantined when they get to Nairobi. The list is based on the assessment done by WHO and not diplomatic like or dislike,” External link

theCitizen Saturday, August 8, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “We have never restricted travellers from Tanzania, what we have done is to indicate health-related protocols for people arriving from various countries for safety measures,” External link

theCitizen Saturday, August 8, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “We managed to clear the issues that we had,” External link

theCitizen Friday, August 7, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “We managed to clear the issues that we had,” External link

businessdailyafrica Friday, August 7, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said ( about On Thursday ) : "Let it be clear that those who will have a certificate of tests done before the stipulated 96 hours will not be allowed to board in the first place. On arrival the passengers' temperature should not exceed 37.5 degrees and not display any Covid-19 related signs," External link

allafrica Thursday, August 6, 2020 3:20:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "Review of countries from which travellers will not be required to be quarantined upon arrival will be undertaken by the Ministry of Health on day to day basis," External link

allafrica Tuesday, August 4, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "We wish to emphasize and reiterate that from August 1, Kenyan airspace will be open to authorised airlines and travellers," External link

allafrica Tuesday, August 4, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "Kenya has not banned Tanzania passengers from coming to Kenya. A country may not be on the list of the 19 countries we issued earlier but tomorrow or the day after it might be there, so it is not about individual countries but following health protocols," External link

allafrica Tuesday, August 4, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "We will be reviewing the countries allowed to fly passengers here on a daily basis but this will depend on the assessment risk of transmission and how those countries are containing the virus from spreading in their own countries," External link

allafrica Tuesday, August 4, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "I would like to confirm that indeed we have agreed with the Minister of Transport from Tanzania on all issues and that advisory which was given by the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority by the end of the day it will be reversed," External link

allafrica Tuesday, August 4, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

James Macharia alisema : “Hakuna ndege ya Tanzania ambayo imezuiliwa kuingia Kenya, sisi tulisema hizo nchi tulizoziweka kwenye hiyo orodha watu wao wakifika hapa hawatakaa karantini, lakini kama nchi haipo kwenye hiyo orodha watawekwa karantini, sisi taarifa ya kuzuiwa kuingia Tanzania tumeipata lakini tutazungumza na wenzetu na tutasikilizana” External link

habarileo Monday, August 3, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “The project started in June, but there was a bit of delay because of Covid-19 but we have asked the contractor to fast track the construction to take between 18 months to two years so that we can have the road by June 2022,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, August 2, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

James Macharia alisema : “Hatujapiga marufuku nchi yoyote kuingia Kenya. Hatujafunga anga letu, kile tulichofanya ni kuweka hatua ya karantini kwa baadhi ya nchi kulingana na tathmini ya janga hilo,” External link

mtanzania Sunday, August 2, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

James Macharia alisema : “Kenya haijapiga marufuku ndege kutoka Tanzania. Kenya haijapiga marufuku wasafiri kutoka Tanzania. Tulichofanya ni kuweka kanuni fulani za kiafya watu watakapowasili kutoka nchi mbalimbali,” External link

mtanzania Sunday, August 2, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “Kenya has not banned Tanzania passengers from coming to Kenya. A country may not be on the list of the 19 countries we issued earlier but tomorrow or the day after it might be there, so it is not about individual countries but following health protocols,” External link

capitalfm Sunday, August 2, 2020 11:54:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “We will be reviewing the countries allowed to fly passengers here on a daily basis but this will depend on the assessment risk of transmission and how those countries are containing the virus from spreading in their own countries,” External link

capitalfm Sunday, August 2, 2020 11:54:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “I would like to confirm that indeed we have agreed with the Minister of Transport from Tanzania on all issues and that advisory which was given by the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority by the end of the day it will be reversed,” External link

capitalfm Sunday, August 2, 2020 11:54:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "Passengers arriving with flights after the curfew with a valid air ticket and boarding pass shall be allowed to their hotels or residences, drivers of those passengers should have evidence that they came to drop or pick up passengers," External link

allafrica Sunday, August 2, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “I would like to confirm that indeed we have agreed with the Minister of Transport from Tanzania on all issues and that advisory which was given by the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority by the end of the day it will be reversed,” External link

capitalfm Saturday, August 1, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "Kenya has never banned any flights from Tanzania. Kenya has never banned travelers from Tanzania. What we have done is to indicate certain health protocols of people arriving from various countries," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, August 1, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “Review of countries from which travelers will not be required to be quarantined upon arrival will be undertaken by the Ministry of Health on day to day basis,” External link

capitalfm Saturday, August 1, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “We wish to emphasize and reiterate that from August 1, Kenyan airspace will be open to authorised airlines and travelers,” External link

capitalfm Saturday, August 1, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “Review of countries from which travelers will not be required to be quarantined upon arrival will be undertaken by the Ministry of Health on day to day basis,” External link

capitalfm Saturday, August 1, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “We wish to emphasize and reiterate that from August 1, Kenyan airspace will be open to authorised airlines and travelers,” External link

capitalfm Saturday, August 1, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “Let it be clear that those who will have a certificate of tests done before the stipulated 96 hrs will not be allowed to board in the first place. On arrival the passengers’ temperature should not exceed 37.5 degrees and not display any Covid-19 related signs,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, July 31, 2020 11:49:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “Review of countries from which travellers will not be required to be quarantined upon arrival will be undertaken by the Ministry of Health on day to day basis,” External link

capitalfm Friday, July 31, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “We wish to emphasize and reiterate that from August 1, Kenyan airspace will be open to authorised airlines and travellers,” External link

capitalfm Friday, July 31, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said ( about On Thursday ) : “Let it be clear that those who will have a certificate of tests done before the stipulated 96 hrs will not be allowed to board in the first place. On arrival the passengers’ temperature should not exceed 37.5 degrees and not display any Covid-19 related signs,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, July 31, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

James Macharia stated : “When flights started taking off, there was a bit more activity. Now, we are picking up by 20 per cent. Hopefully, by Saturday when international flights resume, we may see more in terms of tourism,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, July 31, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “It may be a bit early to call it a rebound even though we see are seeing a lot of movement in the domestic tourism circuit,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, July 31, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "For a start, these countries that I am mentioning are in the initial list. These countries have mild or limited community transmission or they have declining incidences. These are the ones we shall be allowing passengers to come from," External link

businessdailyafrica Friday, July 31, 2020 6:21:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “Passengers arriving with flights after the curfew with a valid air ticket and boarding pass shall be allowed to their hotels or residences, drivers of those passengers should have evidence that they came to drop or pick up passengers,” External link

capitalfm Friday, July 31, 2020 4:13:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “Let it be clear that those who will have a certificate of tests done before the stipulated 96 hrs will not be allowed to board in the first place. On arrival the passengers’ temperature should not exceed 37.5 degrees and not display any Covid-19 related signs,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, July 31, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “Let it be clear that those who will have a certificate of tests done before the stipulated 96 hrs will not be allowed to board in the first place. On arrival the passengers’ temperature should not exceed 37.5 degrees and not display any Covid-19 related signs,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “Let it be clear that those who will have a certificate of tests done before the stipulated 96 hrs will not be allowed to board in the first place. On arrival the passengers’ temperature should not exceed 37.5 degrees and not display any Covid-19 related signs,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, July 30, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “All passengers shall be exempted from quarantine on arrival at their destinations if their body temperatures are not above 37.5 degrees Celsius and they do not have a persistent cough, difficulty in breathing and other flu-like symptoms,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:27:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : "We will not be going through Kisumu. Instead, we will use the recently acquired MV Uhuru to transport petroleum to Port Bell in Jinja, Uganda," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “We now look forward to the international flights but let’s make sure that these local flights are the benchmark of success. If we don’t do it correctly, the opportunity to fly internationally may be reversed,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, July 16, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "It is up to the KQ management to ensure it uses this period to grow demand. If the performance of domestic flights will be poor, we may have to reschedule reopening of international flights," External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “We now look forward to the international flights but let’s make sure that these local flights are the benchmark of success. If we don’t do it correctly, the opportunity to fly internationally may be reversed,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, July 15, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “Passengers shall be exempted from quarantine on arrival if their body temperatures are below 37.5 and they show no Covid-19 symptoms,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, July 9, 2020 10:48:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "We shall also provide a Nairobi Commuter Rail Service train that will link the Nairobi SGR Terminus to the Nairobi CBD," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, July 9, 2020 6:55:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "Airport terminal access shall henceforth be restricted to workers and travelers only, except for cases where travelers need special assistance," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, July 9, 2020 6:55:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “Increase in passenger fare on Madaraka Express train are operational matters that will be determined by the operator. We will, however, give special preference to passengers who had booked tickets before suspension of services when we resume operations,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, July 9, 2020 6:53:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said ( about Kenya Railways ) : “Kenya Railways shall deploy 10 coaches for passengers with a total one-way capacity of 600 passengers (or 50 percent of capacity), and one additional coach that shall be used to isolate passengers suspected to be infected with Covid-19,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, July 9, 2020 6:53:00 AM EAT

James Macharia told : “You do not expect a tourist to come all the way from wherever they will come from to be quarantined here for 14 days. If that will be the case, then they will not come. However, if there is a suspected case on the flight, passengers on the first and the second row from where the case was will all be tested for coronavirus,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, July 8, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "The train will be allowed to carry 50 per cent of the total capacity," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, July 8, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

James Macharia told : “KQ goes beyond the balance sheet and profit and losses. If you only look at these, you will never have an airline,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 6, 2020 4:31:00 AM EAT

James Macharia added ( about Kenya Railways ) : “At a cost of Sh 450,000, we are able to produce these facilities to produce these facilities, we require to put these machines in every stations, I, therefore direct Kenya Railways to install those with immediate effect,” External link

capitalfm Saturday, July 4, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “The signing of this agreement shows continued confidence of international investors and its economic stability,” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said ( about David Howell Evans ) : “The pilot has matched our expectations in terms of cost-benefit analysis and we now have the confidence to go to the next level. From the pilot, we shall be scaling up to more junctions across the city,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, June 22, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “The Mau Mau road project at Sh40 billion will be launched by the president after the necessary preparations are made,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, June 13, 2020 11:09:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “A Contractor will be on site this week to upgrade the stretch to the new bridge, to tarmac and to complete the bridge in one week,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, June 9, 2020 10:43:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “We are mobilising budgetary resources for construction of permanent bathrooms and toilets at designated locations along the Northern Corridor,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, June 9, 2020 10:43:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “It is not about testing protocols. It is a few elements who incited other drivers by blocking the main entry to the border creating a 50km jam,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, June 8, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “Whether it is from Namanga to Nairobi or Mombasa to Kampala, the trucking business has greatly contributed to the spread of the virus,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, June 5, 2020 12:34:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “We will not be going through Kisumu Port. Instead, we will be using the new port for the transport of liquid petroleum which will be ferried to Port Bell in Kampala and port of Jinja in Uganda, using the recently acquired MV Uhuru, which has the ability to carry 1.2 million litres of petroleum per trip,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, June 4, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “We want to fast-track the process of connecting the two railway lines - MGR and SGR - at Naivasha so that our partners in the great lakes region can access cargo with ease,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, June 4, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “There will be no trucks lining up for cargo. They will be cleared immediately as they come in. We will have clearing services operating efficiently,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, June 4, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "The transport corridors have been the main transmission corridors for Covid-19 and this ICD will reduce the risk on the road by about 600km, which translates to 50 per cent of the risk," External link

allafrica Thursday, June 4, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “Government will fund it and the estimated cost is about Sh3.5 billion, but after proper documentation this could be plus or minus,” “I would say that about a month from today, it will start and will take a year to complete. We want to do it as an extension of the SGR and it has to be seamless” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, June 3, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, President Uhuru Kenyatta (Kenya), President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (Uganda) and President Salvar Kiir of South Sudan during last Consultative Meeting of the East African Community held by video conference considered appropriate cross-border transportation modalities to reduce human traffic movement without impacting negatively on transportation of cargo across the borders and the use of SGR is one of them," “The decision was reached by four Head of States early this month and I have communicated to Uganda Minister Wamala regarding his request to make it ''optional" and we hope he is satisfied with the explanation since before they had no objection. To other stakeholders who feel robbed of their business, we are engaging them in various platforms to explain to them reasons behind that decision and the advantages of using the service” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "This certification could be soon be required in other sectors, where employees are required to be tested before they can open," External link

allafrica Monday, June 1, 2020 11:48:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said ( about Katumba Wamala ) : “The decision was reached by four Heads of State early this month and I have communicated to Mr Wamala regarding his request to make it ''optional" and we hope he is satisfied with the explanation since before they had no objection. To other stakeholders who feel robbed their business, we are engaging them in various platforms to explain to them on reasons behind that decision and the advantages of using the service,” External link

EastAfrican Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, President Uhuru Kenyatta (Kenya), President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (Uganda) and President Salva Mayardit Kiir of South Sudan during last Consultative Meeting of the East African Community held by Video Conference considered appropriate cross-border transportation modalities to reduce human traffic movement without impacting negatively on transportation of cargo across the borders and the use of SGR is one of them," External link

EastAfrican Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said ( about Katumba Wamala ) : “The decision was reached by four Heads of State early this month and I have communicated to Mr Wamala regarding his request to make it ''optional" and we hope he is satisfied with the explanation since before they had no objection. To other stakeholders who feel robbed their business, we are engaging them in various platforms to explain to them on reasons behind that decision and the advantages of using the service,” External link

theCitizen Sunday, May 31, 2020 1:47:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, President Uhuru Kenyatta (Kenya), President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (Uganda) and President Salva Mayardit Kiir of South Sudan during last Consultative Meeting of the East African Community held by Video Conference considered appropriate cross-border transportation modalities to reduce human traffic movement without impacting negatively on transportation of cargo across the borders and the use of SGR is one of them," External link

theCitizen Sunday, May 31, 2020 1:47:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “Naivasha will be a transshipment centre. Instead of driving all the way to Mombasa, another 600 kilometers, they will be picking cargo from Naivasha,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, May 28, 2020 7:17:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “This is our position and we are going to implement,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, May 28, 2020 7:17:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “SGR takes 10 hours from Mombasa to Naivasha saving clients 18 hours,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, May 28, 2020 7:17:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "All transit cargo destined for Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan will be transported either on standard gauge railway (SGR) for clearance at the Inland Container Depot (ICD) at Naivasha or Metre Gauge Railway to Tororo-Kampala. All transit cargo railed to the Inland Container Depot (ICD) at Naivasha will be collected by trucks to the Partner States via Busia or Malaba," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:53:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “We have communicated to all partner states. We shall be expecting from June 2 that all cargo is collected from Naivasha and that’s Kenya’s position,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:43:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “Tea and coffee from Murang’a factories will be transported through Njabini to the Naivasha dry port,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:31:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “It is not about testing protocols. It is a few elements who incited other drivers by blocking the main entry to the border creating a 50km jam,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, May 26, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "Kenya and Tanzania are trade partners, recording a turnover of more than $500 million (Sh53 billion) annually. We have reached an agreement that Tanzanian and Kenyan drivers will be subjected to the WHO standard Covid-19 testing in their territories and issued with clearance certificates," External link

allafrica Monday, May 25, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “Fuel products will be transported by pipeline to Kisumu and thereafter by water through Lake Victoria to Port Bell or Jinja,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, May 24, 2020 12:01:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "Kenya and Tanzania are trade partners, recording a turnover of more than 500m dollars (53bn shillings) annually. We have reached an agreement that Tanzanian and Kenyan drivers will be subjected to the WHO standard Covid-19 testing in their territories and issued with clearance certificates," External link

BBCMonitoring Saturday, May 23, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, President Uhuru Kenyatta (Kenya), President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (Uganda) and President Salva Mayardit Kiir of South Sudan have considered appropriate cross-border transportation modalities to reduce human traffic without impacting negatively on transportation of cargo across the borders and the use of SGR is one of them,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, May 23, 2020 8:21:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “All transit cargo destined for Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan will be transported either on Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) for clearance at the Inland Container Depot (ICD) at Naivasha or Metre Gauge Railway to Tororo-Kampala. All transit cargo railed to the Inland Container Depot (ICD) at Naivasha will be collected by trucks to the Partner States via Busia or Malaba,” External link

independent-UG Saturday, May 23, 2020 7:01:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “Kenya and Tanzania are trade partners, recording a turnover of more than $500 million (Sh53 billion) annually. We have reached an agreement that Tanzanian and Kenyan drivers will be subjected to the WHO standard Covid-19 testing in their territories and issued with clearance certificates,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, May 23, 2020 5:33:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “This certification could soon be required in other sectors such as hotel and restaurant industries, where employees are required to be tested before they can open. The certificate gives confidence to employers and it might be useful to have such in other sectors,” External link

nation-ke Friday, May 8, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “All truck drivers leaving our country to the neighboring country have to be tested at least 48 hours before they leave Nairobi or Mombasa because by the time they reach the border they must show a certificate that they are Covid-19 free,” External link

ChimpsReport Thursday, May 7, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

James Macharia told : “Kenya Airways has only two cargo freighters, one of which is currently undergoing heavy maintenance. These freighters, however, fly short distances and cannot, therefore, fly to Europe,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, May 6, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “The current capacity requirement for lifting cargo is between 3,500 and 4,500 metric tonnes, while the available capacity is 1,500 metric tonnes,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, May 6, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “All truck drivers leaving our country to the neighbouring country have to be tested at least 48 hours before they leave Nairobi or Mombasa because by the time they reach the border they must show a certificate that they are Covid-19 free,” “And that will be mandatory and also applies to drivers coming from other regions like Uganda and Rwanda” External link

redpepper Wednesday, May 6, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “The numbers are being worked on, not just my ministry but across the entire government,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, April 16, 2020 6:48:00 AM EAT

James Macharia stated ( about Director General ) : “This patient has sought to be brought back and Foreign Affairs has to liaise with the Director-General, Kenya Civil Aviation Authority, for landing rights,” External link

kenyan-post Friday, April 10, 2020 2:24:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “For Sudan nationals, they will have to engage the ministries of Foreign Affairs and Health. They are the ones who can engage and see if there is a possible way,” External link

standardmedia Friday, April 10, 2020 12:40:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “The signing of this agreement shows continued confidence of international investors and its economic stability,” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, April 8, 2020 2:30:00 PM EAT

James Macharia told : “He will act for four weeks as we head-hunt for a substantive MD,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, April 7, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "We do not want flights just landing at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Whoever is coming should give us a 72-hour notice at the very least," External link

standardmedia Monday, April 6, 2020 12:41:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "From tomorrow (April 6, 2020), any matatu not observing the directives will have their Sacco licenses suspended and the operators charged in a court of law as per the Public Health Act," External link

standardmedia Monday, April 6, 2020 12:41:00 AM EAT

James Macharia added : "We did say earlier that the transport sector is key in terms of transmission. 90% of our fellow Kenyans use public transport and this area is critically important if we are going to address the issue of further transmission of the virus," External link

thestarkenya Sunday, April 5, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

James Macharia told : "This suspension will however not apply to those flights that are coming in to evacuate foreign nationals from the country. It also exempts the cargo flights that are coming into the country to deliver goods. They must not have passengers on board," External link

xinhuanet_en Sunday, April 5, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

James Macharia added : "Those evacuating their citizens will have to give us a 72-hour notice," External link

xinhuanet_en Sunday, April 5, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "We have observed that the set directives are not being strictly followed, for example, most matatus (minibusses) are still overloading, hence not observing social distancing. They are also not observing standards of hygiene as per the set guidelines," External link

xinhuanet_en Sunday, April 5, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “Matatu (PSV) owners make sure you have those hand sanitizers without fail. Like the doctor said, make sure you disinfect your vehicles after each and every trip. We have also directed that railways be fumigated after dropping off the passengers,” “This is a matter we cannot take any chances especially because it is a matter of life and death” External link

capitalfm Monday, March 16, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “We told them if they do not put in preventive measures, then there will be no business for them,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, March 14, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "We told them not to wait for the government to take action," External link

thestarkenya Friday, March 13, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “We carried out a needs assessment and met with county executives in charge of health from the 47 county governments and later met the governors to take them through the project,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:16:00 AM EAT

James Macharia told : “We have requested the National Treasury to make available the outstanding Sh1.21 billion to be released to the NLC for the payment of balance funds for land acquisition,” External link

businessdailyafrica Sunday, March 8, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “He was not a whistle blower but a person who breached national security,” External link

theCitizen Thursday, March 5, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “We are reviewing the return of the students on a daily basis and giving it serious consideration, even at the Cabinet level. The best decision will be taken at the right time,” External link

theCitizen Thursday, March 5, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

James Macharia told : “Kenya does not have direct flights to and from Iran. We are also monitoring Kenya Airways flights to Rome and Milan because, as you know, Italy has been hit hard by the virus in Verona,” External link

EastAfrican Thursday, March 5, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

James Macharia told : “Kenya does not have direct flights to and from Iran. We are also monitoring Kenya Airways flights to Rome and Milan because as you know, Italy has been hit hard by the virus in Verona,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, March 5, 2020 7:28:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “He was not whistle blower but a person who breached national security,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, March 5, 2020 6:27:00 AM EAT

James Macharia told : “Kenya does not have direct flights to and from Iran. We are also monitoring Kenya Airways flights to Rome and Milan because as you know, Italy has been hit hard by the virus in Verona,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, March 4, 2020 10:12:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "I want to clarify two things here. He was not a whistleblower, that is a wrong definition of that gentleman. He committed an illegality," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, March 4, 2020 9:15:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "Most of illegal immigrants are ferried into the country as 'workers', as such, there is a possibility that this is a case of human trafficking and should be investigated further," External link

allafrica Tuesday, March 3, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "We attracted investors who have committed to build road infrastructure including the expressway because we promised a tolling regime and a tolling fund in place," External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, March 2, 2020 9:39:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “Most illegal immigrants are ferried into the country as ‘workers’, as such, there is a possibility that this is a case of human trafficking and should be investigated further,” External link

nation-ke Friday, February 28, 2020 3:32:00 PM EAT

James Macharia explained : “For this Chinese flight, it was important that everybody was screened inside the aircraft. That is why it took one hour for them to disembark. And then from there, they are self-quarantined for 14 days and then there is what we call case-stressing - you know the details of who they are and so forth - monitored by the Ministry of Health,” External link

standardmedia Friday, February 28, 2020 9:34:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “Currently there are about 25,000 mortgages in the country, which by any standards is quite low. This culture needs to change. The ministry is encouraging investors to come in and take risk by putting up houses for sale,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, February 27, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “Most of illegal immigrants are ferried into the country as ‘workers’, as such, there is a possibility that this is a case of human trafficking and should be investigated further,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:56:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “We hope to have berths 2 and 3 ready by the end of the year. The ministry has the Cabinet’s approval to take charge of Berth 3 and link it with the Lamu-Turkana pipeline to enable us to ship out our oil,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, February 25, 2020 11:31:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "A digital hailing service operator must ensure that any vehicle whose digital hailing licence is suspended or revoked by the authority, cannot access the digital hailing platform during the period of suspension or revocation upon communication from the authority," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, February 4, 2020 6:15:00 PM EAT

James Macharia dit : "Une mobilité efficace et respectueuse de l'environnement est essentielle pour accroître la résilience des villes africaines confrontées à une croissance rapide et aux émissions de gaz carbonique" External link

french.china.org.cn Friday, May 31, 2019 1:02:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
manager0.27%EN10/26/201726/10/2017
chief0.40%EN10/25/201725/10/2017
eu foreign policy chief0.27%EN10/25/201725/10/2017
secretary for transport and infrastructure0.20%EN10/17/201717/10/2017
secretary28.17%EN10/10/201710/10/2017
cabinet secretary3.12%EN10/10/201710/10/2017
transport secretary2.39%EN09/22/201722/09/2017
transport cabinet secretary20.07%EN09/20/201720/09/2017
transport and infrastructure secretary0.40%EN09/19/201719/09/2017
infrastructure secretary0.33%EN09/19/201719/09/2017
minister1.33%EN08/02/201702/08/2017
transport minister1.20%EN08/02/201702/08/2017
infrastructure cabinet secretary4.25%EN07/12/201712/07/2017
health cabinet secretary21.79%EN06/27/201727/06/2017
health secretary1.33%EN06/24/201724/06/2017
secretary for transport0.40%EN06/24/201724/06/2017
roads cabinet secretary0.13%EN02/05/201705/02/2017
health minister0.20%EN01/19/201719/01/2017
former health minister0.20%EN01/19/201719/01/2017
minister for transport and infrastructure0.27%EN01/12/201712/01/2017
kenyan minister for transport and infrastructure0.20%EN01/12/201712/01/2017
development cabinet secretary0.66%EN12/02/201602/12/2016
orban development cabinet secretary0.13%EN12/02/201602/12/2016
urban development cabinet secretary0.53%EN11/29/201629/11/2016
secretary for health0.27%EN11/17/201617/11/2016
secretary of health0.13%EN11/03/201603/11/2016
kenyan secretary of health0.07%EN11/03/201603/11/2016
secretary for transport infrastructure and housing0.40%EN09/29/201629/09/2016
ministro0.07%PT08/14/201614/08/2016
nairobi transport cabinet secretary0.13%EN08/11/201611/08/2016
Names Lang Count
James MachariaEN86.50%
James MachariaFR6.85%
James MachariaEU6.35%
James MachariaPT0.24%
James MachariaSA0.03%
James MachariaSW0.03%


 
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James Macharia said : “A lot of things will happen on the February 8. … you will not need to ask anybody. It will be there for you to see. So, hopefully we can be patient enough for another two months and see what will happen,” “Let’s focus on what is before us. Let’s focus on service delivery. On February 8, we shall decide,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, December 28, 2021 11:44:00 PM EAT

James Macharia stated : “The request by Emirates for us to allow them more frequencies will not be allowed. As long as I am the CS I will not allow it. The aviation business between Dubai and Nairobi is one-sided and favours Emirates,” External link

standardmedia Monday, December 20, 2021 1:07:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “Developers must be clear that they are doing investment in a safe environment,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, December 19, 2021 2:45:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “The Directorate of Criminal Investigations has already started the process of hunting down all the professionals concerned both at the National government and at the county level,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, December 19, 2021 2:45:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "Eventually, this standard gauge railway will still be complete because it is part of what we call the Belt and Road Initiative," External link

news-yahoo Monday, November 22, 2021 9:54:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "Eventually, this standard gauge railway will still be complete because it is part of what we call the Belt and Road Initiative," External link

trust Monday, November 22, 2021 9:20:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "This is one of the most important projects we have ever done and we are working closely with the contractor to make sure they complete the project within the timeline given, which is end of December," External link

peopledaily Wednesday, November 10, 2021 5:34:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "This road when completed will connect everybody around the city of Nairobi. It will divert traffic from going through the city and it is key to ease congestion," External link

peopledaily Wednesday, November 10, 2021 5:34:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "This is one of the most important projects we have ever done and we are working closely with the contractor to make sure they complete the project within the timeline given, which is end of December," External link

kenyastar Tuesday, November 9, 2021 9:01:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "This road when completed will connect everybody around the city of Nairobi. It will divert traffic from going through the city and it is key to ease congestion," External link

kenyastar Tuesday, November 9, 2021 9:01:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “The road is expected to open up this region. It will improve access to social amenities such as schools, hospitals, and markets, which will, in turn, boost the living standards through the creation of jobs and promotion of trade and investment in Ganze,” External link

standardmedia Monday, November 8, 2021 10:58:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "The road is expected to open up this region. It will improve access to social amenities such as schools, hospitals, and markets, which will, in turn, boost the living standards of residents through the creation of jobs and promotion of trade and investment in Ganze," External link

standardmedia Wednesday, November 3, 2021 5:33:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “The area produces horticulture and dairy products. The road will serve as an important link between the farmers and the market. It will reduce drastically the transportation time of farm produce to respective markets,” “The main agricultural activities which support the livelihood are horticulture and dairy farming. On average 20 tonnes of assorted fresh horticultural produce and milk are collected from the farmers and transported to urban centres of Voi and Mombasa on a daily basis,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, November 3, 2021 11:19:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "From there It will take 20 minutes from one end of the highway to the other and save us time and agony of traffic snarl ups that are often witnessed on the stretch of the roads being constructed," "All all the piling has been done 100 per cent, and now they are putting the beams which have already been made. The contractor has assured us that the project will be complete by March," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, November 2, 2021 5:21:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "As you have seen, we have already begun planting grass and flowers, we will also plant trees and make the Expressway a piece to behold," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, November 2, 2021 5:21:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "We know the motorists on these roads have really suffered. We want to hasten the process but ensuring good quality job is done. We will be monitoring every week the progress," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, November 2, 2021 5:21:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "And not just opening the old way but also restoring and enhancing the old road because you have seen in some cases it's been damaged because of the heavy equipment which they are having. It will be restored and widened to make sure that we go back to normal. We are going to install lights," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, November 2, 2021 5:21:00 PM EAT

James Macharia added : “We will not just open the old way but it involves restoring and enhancing the old road. It has been mostly damaged because of the heavy equipment which is being used for construction. But worry not as we shall leave it in a better condition than we found it,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, October 31, 2021 4:04:00 PM EAT

James Macharia told : "I am glad to say that today October 8, 2021, already we are on 10,500 km, and we still got 11 months to go before the completion of the term of the president. We are delighted that the promise made to Kenyans in 2012 has been met. The roads you see are all over the country," External link

tuko Wednesday, October 27, 2021 8:42:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “Infrastructure is an important artery in economic progression. We embarked on a mission to open up the country and make Kenyans access any part of the country without struggle,” “We had initially pledged to complete 10,000km of tarmac by the end of 2022, but we surpassed that mark and now are heading to 11,000km” External link

standardmedia Monday, October 11, 2021 9:56:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “We are now inviting investors to put their money inroads through a public-private partnership (PPP) model. The mega project of the Nairobi Expressway, for instance, is employing thousands of Kenyans and the government has not spent a penny on the project,” "The investors will recover their money via tolling. This is a big win for Kenyans, who will have an option of using the expressway or the free Mombasa Road" External link

standardmedia Monday, October 11, 2021 9:56:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “Until his appointment, Eng. Kungu Ndungu was the Director, Road Assets and Corridor Management at Kenha,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, October 8, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “As a government, we shall continue to encourage you to comply with the various government guidelines issued from time to time through the MoH that have proved effective in controlling the spread of the virus,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, October 7, 2021 6:18:00 PM EAT

James Macharia remarked : "We are engaging municipalities and local governments to promote greening of cities and ensure they are part of efforts to lower carbon emissions," External link

kenyastar Monday, October 4, 2021 10:51:00 PM EAT

James Macharia remarked : "We are engaging municipalities and local governments to promote greening of cities and ensure they are part of efforts to lower carbon emissions," External link

sinacom-en Monday, October 4, 2021 8:38:00 PM EAT

James Macharia explained : “The last segment is from Mau Summit to Malaba, which is a project we are negotiating with partners on how it can be done,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, October 3, 2021 12:49:00 PM EAT

James Macharia explained : “The last segment is from Mau Summit to Malaba, which is a project we are negotiating with partners on how it can be done,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, October 3, 2021 12:25:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “High levels of congestion and pollution, and increased incidents of floods in urban centres, are a constant reminder of the linkages between the development of urban spaces and the overall wellbeing of urban dwellers,” “As influential professionals in the built environment, it is incumbent upon architects to play a leading role in reducing the carbon footprint of the building and construction sector” External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 30, 2021 8:59:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “My ministry aims to mainstream various climate actions that are in line with Kenya’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), our Green Economy Strategy and Implementation Plan 2016-2030, and Kenya’s commitments under the National Climate Change Action Plan of 2018-22,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 30, 2021 8:59:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "We are very confident that this road will be completed ahead of time. It was supposed to be finished by 2023 but everything will be finished next year," External link

peopledaily Monday, June 7, 2021 10:28:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "This road is critical in many aspects, it passes through a region that is rich in agriculture and it is the link between northern corridor, coming all the way from Nairobi to Isiolo and the Lamu Port South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) corridor," External link

peopledaily Monday, June 7, 2021 10:28:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "We are very confident that this road will be completed ahead of time. It was supposed to be finished by 2023 but everything will be finished next year," External link

kenyastar Monday, June 7, 2021 12:10:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "This road is critical in many aspects, it passes through a region that is rich in agriculture and it is the link between northern corridor, coming all the way from Nairobi to Isiolo and the Lamu Port South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) corridor," External link

kenyastar Monday, June 7, 2021 12:10:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "We are very confident that this road will be completed ahead of time. It was supposed to be finished by 2023 but everything will be finished next year," External link

xinhuanet_en Sunday, June 6, 2021 6:32:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "This road is critical in many aspects, it passes through a region that is rich in agriculture and it is the link between northern corridor, coming all the way from Nairobi to Isiolo and the Lamu Port South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) corridor," External link

xinhuanet_en Sunday, June 6, 2021 6:32:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “The residents cooperated very well with the contractor thus making the project start without hindrances. We are also grateful to them for being patient this far. I want to assure them that their land compensation will start being processed from Monday next week,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, June 5, 2021 12:35:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "These have been brought about by higher traffic volumes, which have been driven by rapid economic growth not only in Kenya but also in neighbouring countries. Congestion on this road has been further exacerbated by the rapid expansion of many towns along its economic corridor," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:58:00 PM EAT

James Macharia déclaré : "Lorsque j'ai assumé la présidence du Bureau de Shelter-Afrique AGA lors de la 38ème AGA de la Société au Maroc, personne n'avait prévu une pandémie de l'ampleur de COVID-19. Malgré tous les défis, nous avons été capables de nous adapter rapidement aux nouvelles réalités. J'ai le plaisir d'annoncer que la performance de la Société a dépassé nos attentes. La Société s'est retournée et a affiché un bénéfice de 1,85 millions de dollars EU en 2020 malgré les défis de la pandémie. Les contributions des actionnaires à Shelter-Afrique ont doublé en soutien à la renaissance de l'institution bien gouvernée. Je suis certain que la nouvelle direction bénéficiera de la même bonne volonté de la part des actionnaires, du conseil d'administration, de la direction et du personnel" External link

infosplusgabon Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:22:00 PM EAT

James Macharia stated : “The request by Emirates for us to allow them more frequencies will not be allowed. As long as I am the CS I will not allow it. The aviation business between Dubai and Nairobi is one sided and favours Emirates,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:07:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "They are used as public service vehicles, but the demand is also growing for personal use, such as in luxury cars," External link

beijingreview-en Monday, May 31, 2021 11:22:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "We license and register vehicles based on their category. That is how we keep our records as a ministry. If a vehicle is used for public transport, such as ferrying passengers, delivering goods, taxis and personal use, we keep files [on them]," External link

beijingreview-en Monday, May 31, 2021 11:22:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "We are in discussions with other automakers in China to open up offices and automobile assembly plants in the country. Automakers such as FAW Group, SAIC Motor and Dongfeng would most likely have assembly facilities here once talks are finalized," External link

beijingreview-en Monday, May 31, 2021 11:22:00 AM EAT

James Macharia déclaré : "Lorsque j'ai assumé la présidence du Bureau de Shelter-Afrique AGA lors de la 38ème AGA de la Société au Maroc, personne n'avait prévu une pandémie de l'ampleur de COVID-19. Malgré tous les défis, nous avons été capables de nous adapter rapidement aux nouvelles réalités. J'ai le plaisir d'annoncer que la performance de la Société a dépassé nos attentes. La Société s'est retournée et a affiché un bénéfice de 1,85 millions de dollars EU en 2020 malgré les défis de la pandémie. Les contributions des actionnaires à Shelter-Afrique ont doublé en soutien à la renaissance de l'institution bien gouvernée. Je suis certain que la nouvelle direction bénéficiera de la même bonne volonté de la part des actionnaires, du conseil d'administration, de la direction et du personnel" External link

cameroun24 Saturday, May 29, 2021 3:46:00 PM EAT

James Macharia stated : “The request by Emirates for us to allow them more frequencies will not be allowed. As long as I am the CS I will not allow it. The aviation business between Dubai and Nairobi is one sided and favours Emirates,” External link

standardmedia Friday, May 28, 2021 12:59:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "The Uganda agreement with the contractor is to have this done in the shortest time possible so as to ensure that we have the line working for business persons all the way to Kampala," External link

allafrica Saturday, May 22, 2021 3:51:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “That is why we continue saying 'kazi iendelee'. That means having someone like Matiang’i who has been the chairman of the projects implementation committee... When it gets to 2022, Kazi lazima iendelee,” External link

standardmedia Monday, April 19, 2021 9:10:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "We expect the elevated highway, which is progressing at 60 meters per day from both ends to be completed by early 2022," External link

sinacom-en Friday, April 9, 2021 7:36:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "We expect the elevated highway, which is progressing at 60 meters per day from both ends to be completed by early 2022," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, April 9, 2021 6:58:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “Kenha is in the process of transferring funds to NLC to facilitate payment to the PAPs” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, April 8, 2021 8:41:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “The new highway will also carry about 85 per cent of all cargo and commuter traffic for the highly built areas of Athi River, Kitengela, Mlolongo, Syokimau, Utawala, Embakasi, South B and South C, and surrounding areas,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, April 1, 2021 8:46:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "By June next year the 84 kilometers dual carriage highway from Kenol to Marwa will be complete," External link

standardmedia Saturday, March 27, 2021 11:07:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “All travel shall be in strict conformity with all protocols from the Ministry of Health and any additional requirements applicable to the different modes of transport,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, March 12, 2021 7:34:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "This infrastructure will support the depot, which is part of the SGR project. It means that cargo can come in and be taken out in what we call the last-mile, which is from the ICD to other destinations," External link

allafrica Wednesday, March 10, 2021 3:14:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "That is the optimal level. You cannot operate at 100 per cent because if you have an overflow of cargo, then there will be a problem. That is why the infrastructure around the ICD is critically important," External link

allafrica Wednesday, March 10, 2021 3:14:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “We should design technologies and systems that can facilitate economic growth, education, enhance the quality of life, help minimise poverty, ensure adequate food supply and reduction of the carbon footprint,” External link

standardmedia Monday, March 8, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “We have done new infrastructure within RTI that will be used to upgrade skills of both SGR and metre gauge railway staff. There is no need of an SGR if we do not create opportunities for Kenyans,” “We can have the brick and mortar but if you do not train the people, then you cannot have successful transfer of technology from China to Kenyans” External link

standardmedia Saturday, March 6, 2021 12:13:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “This road will transform the economic wellbeing of the Mt Kenya region and make it easy for both farmers and traders to conduct their businesses,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, February 27, 2021 10:37:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “The investigation identified the probable cause of the accident as the pilot’s lack of situational awareness, and the decision to continue the flight into deteriorating weather conditions that occasioned spatial disorientation after inadvertent entry into instrument meteorological conditions and subsequent loss of helicopter control,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, February 22, 2021 2:52:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "The contractor has reduced the completion time and we are excited. This will be a game-changer once completed," External link

sinacom-en Thursday, February 11, 2021 11:35:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "The contractor has reduced the completion time and we are excited. This will be a game-changer once completed," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "So as long as there is fresh produce for exports which requires airlifting we shall continue to licensing even foreign aircraft because what is important is to have aircraft to carry produce from here," External link

sinacom-en Monday, February 8, 2021 7:36:00 PM EAT

James Macharia noted : "So we are gradually managing to increase capacity and this is what makes a big difference," External link

sinacom-en Monday, February 8, 2021 7:36:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “The project started in June, but there was a bit of delay because of Covid-19 but we have asked the contractor to fast track the construction to take between 18 months to two years so that we can have the road by June 2022,” External link

standardmedia Friday, January 29, 2021 4:07:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "The bridge is one of a kind not just in the country but across the region. It will have a huge impact in Mombasa Island by ensuring the movement of pedestrians is smooth," External link

sinacom-en Wednesday, January 27, 2021 8:34:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said ( about Association ) : “We have agreed with players in the transport sector, including chairman of Matatu Owners Association, on three main robust measures, including that all matatu drivers will be tested for alcohol and that they will not drive for long hours, to avoid fatigue, which can increase the risk of accidents. The third is that they will not hike fares because parents have come from a very difficult time due to effects of the pandemic,” External link

standardmedia Monday, January 4, 2021 12:04:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “Tomorrow (Monday) we shall double the capacity for our intercounty trains. Normally we have one train daily coming to Nairobi from Mombasa, and another going to Mombasa from Nairobi. We have, however, agreed that there will be two trains coming from Mombasa and the same number going to Mombasa. Tomorrow, trains will be dropping our children in the counties along the Mombasa-Nairobi route,” External link

standardmedia Monday, January 4, 2021 12:04:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “This is how an integrated city transit system should work. With this, we want to ensure that locals and visitors can enjoy the city and what it has to offer with ease of mind that they will go to the airport hassle free,” External link

standardmedia Friday, December 18, 2020 1:05:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "It will considerably ease traffic flow and reduce travel time through Nairobi," "This project is an integral part of our transport system and overall infrastructure development. It is a boost to the airport and the railway," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, December 15, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

James Macharia added : "I believe the JKIA route will be a major benefit to our travellers heading into and outside the country," External link

thestarkenya Monday, December 7, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "Its life span is at least 50 years," External link

thestarkenya Sunday, December 6, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "This is a massive transfer of technology," External link

thestarkenya Sunday, December 6, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "Functions of KFS will be provided by KPA, which has massive capacity," External link

standardmedia Saturday, December 5, 2020 8:41:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "This is a floating bridge of its kind in the country. Passengers will be walking across as if they are on the island itself. With Sh1.9 billion investment, it is value for money. Some of the materials used to construct this bridge were assembled in China," External link

standardmedia Saturday, December 5, 2020 8:41:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "Traffic studies and projections indicate an estimated 30 per cent of the vehicles will travel along the new expressway... This will result in reduced travel times for road users plying both the Expressway and the A8 road," External link

thestarkenya Friday, November 20, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “The transfer of aviation assets into a holding company framework creates a unique opportunity to adopt best practices benchmarked with solutions already implemented worldwide,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, November 18, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "In designing and building this modern highway, the government will rationalise the use of scarce road space. The highway will improve traffic flows, reduce traffic accidents, and facilitate proper management of heavy commercial vehicles," External link

standardmedia Sunday, October 4, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "These have been brought about by higher traffic volumes, which have been driven by rapid economic growth not only in Kenya but also in neighbouring countries. Congestion on this road has been further exacerbated by the rapid expansion of many towns along its economic corridor," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “The crowd found Githaiga with his children about to lower the coffin into the grave,” External link

standardmedia Monday, September 28, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “We are not going to put commercial interests ahead of health matters. Commercial interests are subordinated to health risks,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

James Macharia amesema : "Tulichokifanya ni kuweka bayana sera na vigezo vya afya mintarafu abiria wanaotokea nchi tofauti.Tunadurusu kila wakati orodha ya abiria wasiohitaji kwenda karantini" External link

deutschewelle-sw Wednesday, September 16, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “The signing of this agreement shows continued confidence of international investors and its economic stability,” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, August 12, 2020 12:41:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “Let it be clear that those who will have a certificate of tests done before the stipulated 96 hours will not be allowed to board in the first place. On arrival the passengers’ temperature should not exceed 37.5 degrees and not display any Covid-19 related signs,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, August 12, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "We managed to clear the issues that we had," External link

allafrica Sunday, August 9, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "We are not going to put commercial interests ahead of health matters. Commercial interests are subordinated to health risks," External link

allafrica Sunday, August 9, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "We met virtually with my brother (Tanzania Transport Minister Isack Kamwelwe) and agreed on everything, including travel issues but, being a health-related issue, it requires concurrence with the respective Health ministers on both sides," External link

allafrica Sunday, August 9, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "The Ministry of Health has confirmed that travellers coming from the 150 countries with valid Covid-19 certificate will not be quarantined when they get to Nairobi. The list is based on the assessment done by WHO and not diplomatic like or dislike," External link

allafrica Sunday, August 9, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "We have never restricted travellers from Tanzania, what we have done is to indicate health-related protocols for people arriving from various countries for safety measures," External link

allafrica Sunday, August 9, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “We are not going to put commercial interests ahead of health matters. Commercial interests are subordinated to health risks,” External link

theCitizen Saturday, August 8, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “We met virtually with my brother (Tanzania Transport Minister Isack Kamwelwe) and agreed on everything, including travel issues but, being a health-related issue, it requires concurrence with the respective Health ministers on both sides,” External link

theCitizen Saturday, August 8, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “The Ministry of Health has confirmed that travellers coming from the 150 countries with valid Covid-19 certificate will not be quarantined when they get to Nairobi. The list is based on the assessment done by WHO and not diplomatic like or dislike,” External link

theCitizen Saturday, August 8, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “We have never restricted travellers from Tanzania, what we have done is to indicate health-related protocols for people arriving from various countries for safety measures,” External link

theCitizen Saturday, August 8, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “We managed to clear the issues that we had,” External link

theCitizen Friday, August 7, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “We managed to clear the issues that we had,” External link

businessdailyafrica Friday, August 7, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said ( about On Thursday ) : "Let it be clear that those who will have a certificate of tests done before the stipulated 96 hours will not be allowed to board in the first place. On arrival the passengers' temperature should not exceed 37.5 degrees and not display any Covid-19 related signs," External link

allafrica Thursday, August 6, 2020 3:20:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "Review of countries from which travellers will not be required to be quarantined upon arrival will be undertaken by the Ministry of Health on day to day basis," External link

allafrica Tuesday, August 4, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "We wish to emphasize and reiterate that from August 1, Kenyan airspace will be open to authorised airlines and travellers," External link

allafrica Tuesday, August 4, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "Kenya has not banned Tanzania passengers from coming to Kenya. A country may not be on the list of the 19 countries we issued earlier but tomorrow or the day after it might be there, so it is not about individual countries but following health protocols," External link

allafrica Tuesday, August 4, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "We will be reviewing the countries allowed to fly passengers here on a daily basis but this will depend on the assessment risk of transmission and how those countries are containing the virus from spreading in their own countries," External link

allafrica Tuesday, August 4, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "I would like to confirm that indeed we have agreed with the Minister of Transport from Tanzania on all issues and that advisory which was given by the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority by the end of the day it will be reversed," External link

allafrica Tuesday, August 4, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

James Macharia alisema : “Hakuna ndege ya Tanzania ambayo imezuiliwa kuingia Kenya, sisi tulisema hizo nchi tulizoziweka kwenye hiyo orodha watu wao wakifika hapa hawatakaa karantini, lakini kama nchi haipo kwenye hiyo orodha watawekwa karantini, sisi taarifa ya kuzuiwa kuingia Tanzania tumeipata lakini tutazungumza na wenzetu na tutasikilizana” External link

habarileo Monday, August 3, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “The project started in June, but there was a bit of delay because of Covid-19 but we have asked the contractor to fast track the construction to take between 18 months to two years so that we can have the road by June 2022,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, August 2, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

James Macharia alisema : “Hatujapiga marufuku nchi yoyote kuingia Kenya. Hatujafunga anga letu, kile tulichofanya ni kuweka hatua ya karantini kwa baadhi ya nchi kulingana na tathmini ya janga hilo,” External link

mtanzania Sunday, August 2, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

James Macharia alisema : “Kenya haijapiga marufuku ndege kutoka Tanzania. Kenya haijapiga marufuku wasafiri kutoka Tanzania. Tulichofanya ni kuweka kanuni fulani za kiafya watu watakapowasili kutoka nchi mbalimbali,” External link

mtanzania Sunday, August 2, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “Kenya has not banned Tanzania passengers from coming to Kenya. A country may not be on the list of the 19 countries we issued earlier but tomorrow or the day after it might be there, so it is not about individual countries but following health protocols,” External link

capitalfm Sunday, August 2, 2020 11:54:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “We will be reviewing the countries allowed to fly passengers here on a daily basis but this will depend on the assessment risk of transmission and how those countries are containing the virus from spreading in their own countries,” External link

capitalfm Sunday, August 2, 2020 11:54:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “I would like to confirm that indeed we have agreed with the Minister of Transport from Tanzania on all issues and that advisory which was given by the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority by the end of the day it will be reversed,” External link

capitalfm Sunday, August 2, 2020 11:54:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "Passengers arriving with flights after the curfew with a valid air ticket and boarding pass shall be allowed to their hotels or residences, drivers of those passengers should have evidence that they came to drop or pick up passengers," External link

allafrica Sunday, August 2, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “I would like to confirm that indeed we have agreed with the Minister of Transport from Tanzania on all issues and that advisory which was given by the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority by the end of the day it will be reversed,” External link

capitalfm Saturday, August 1, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "Kenya has never banned any flights from Tanzania. Kenya has never banned travelers from Tanzania. What we have done is to indicate certain health protocols of people arriving from various countries," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, August 1, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “Review of countries from which travelers will not be required to be quarantined upon arrival will be undertaken by the Ministry of Health on day to day basis,” External link

capitalfm Saturday, August 1, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “We wish to emphasize and reiterate that from August 1, Kenyan airspace will be open to authorised airlines and travelers,” External link

capitalfm Saturday, August 1, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “Review of countries from which travelers will not be required to be quarantined upon arrival will be undertaken by the Ministry of Health on day to day basis,” External link

capitalfm Saturday, August 1, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “We wish to emphasize and reiterate that from August 1, Kenyan airspace will be open to authorised airlines and travelers,” External link

capitalfm Saturday, August 1, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “Let it be clear that those who will have a certificate of tests done before the stipulated 96 hrs will not be allowed to board in the first place. On arrival the passengers’ temperature should not exceed 37.5 degrees and not display any Covid-19 related signs,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, July 31, 2020 11:49:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “Review of countries from which travellers will not be required to be quarantined upon arrival will be undertaken by the Ministry of Health on day to day basis,” External link

capitalfm Friday, July 31, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “We wish to emphasize and reiterate that from August 1, Kenyan airspace will be open to authorised airlines and travellers,” External link

capitalfm Friday, July 31, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said ( about On Thursday ) : “Let it be clear that those who will have a certificate of tests done before the stipulated 96 hrs will not be allowed to board in the first place. On arrival the passengers’ temperature should not exceed 37.5 degrees and not display any Covid-19 related signs,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, July 31, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

James Macharia stated : “When flights started taking off, there was a bit more activity. Now, we are picking up by 20 per cent. Hopefully, by Saturday when international flights resume, we may see more in terms of tourism,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, July 31, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “It may be a bit early to call it a rebound even though we see are seeing a lot of movement in the domestic tourism circuit,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, July 31, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "For a start, these countries that I am mentioning are in the initial list. These countries have mild or limited community transmission or they have declining incidences. These are the ones we shall be allowing passengers to come from," External link

businessdailyafrica Friday, July 31, 2020 6:21:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “Passengers arriving with flights after the curfew with a valid air ticket and boarding pass shall be allowed to their hotels or residences, drivers of those passengers should have evidence that they came to drop or pick up passengers,” External link

capitalfm Friday, July 31, 2020 4:13:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “Let it be clear that those who will have a certificate of tests done before the stipulated 96 hrs will not be allowed to board in the first place. On arrival the passengers’ temperature should not exceed 37.5 degrees and not display any Covid-19 related signs,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, July 31, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “Let it be clear that those who will have a certificate of tests done before the stipulated 96 hrs will not be allowed to board in the first place. On arrival the passengers’ temperature should not exceed 37.5 degrees and not display any Covid-19 related signs,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “Let it be clear that those who will have a certificate of tests done before the stipulated 96 hrs will not be allowed to board in the first place. On arrival the passengers’ temperature should not exceed 37.5 degrees and not display any Covid-19 related signs,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, July 30, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “All passengers shall be exempted from quarantine on arrival at their destinations if their body temperatures are not above 37.5 degrees Celsius and they do not have a persistent cough, difficulty in breathing and other flu-like symptoms,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:27:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : "We will not be going through Kisumu. Instead, we will use the recently acquired MV Uhuru to transport petroleum to Port Bell in Jinja, Uganda," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “We now look forward to the international flights but let’s make sure that these local flights are the benchmark of success. If we don’t do it correctly, the opportunity to fly internationally may be reversed,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, July 16, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "It is up to the KQ management to ensure it uses this period to grow demand. If the performance of domestic flights will be poor, we may have to reschedule reopening of international flights," External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “We now look forward to the international flights but let’s make sure that these local flights are the benchmark of success. If we don’t do it correctly, the opportunity to fly internationally may be reversed,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, July 15, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “Passengers shall be exempted from quarantine on arrival if their body temperatures are below 37.5 and they show no Covid-19 symptoms,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, July 9, 2020 10:48:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "We shall also provide a Nairobi Commuter Rail Service train that will link the Nairobi SGR Terminus to the Nairobi CBD," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, July 9, 2020 6:55:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "Airport terminal access shall henceforth be restricted to workers and travelers only, except for cases where travelers need special assistance," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, July 9, 2020 6:55:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “Increase in passenger fare on Madaraka Express train are operational matters that will be determined by the operator. We will, however, give special preference to passengers who had booked tickets before suspension of services when we resume operations,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, July 9, 2020 6:53:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said ( about Kenya Railways ) : “Kenya Railways shall deploy 10 coaches for passengers with a total one-way capacity of 600 passengers (or 50 percent of capacity), and one additional coach that shall be used to isolate passengers suspected to be infected with Covid-19,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, July 9, 2020 6:53:00 AM EAT

James Macharia told : “You do not expect a tourist to come all the way from wherever they will come from to be quarantined here for 14 days. If that will be the case, then they will not come. However, if there is a suspected case on the flight, passengers on the first and the second row from where the case was will all be tested for coronavirus,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, July 8, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "The train will be allowed to carry 50 per cent of the total capacity," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, July 8, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

James Macharia told : “KQ goes beyond the balance sheet and profit and losses. If you only look at these, you will never have an airline,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 6, 2020 4:31:00 AM EAT

James Macharia added ( about Kenya Railways ) : “At a cost of Sh 450,000, we are able to produce these facilities to produce these facilities, we require to put these machines in every stations, I, therefore direct Kenya Railways to install those with immediate effect,” External link

capitalfm Saturday, July 4, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “The signing of this agreement shows continued confidence of international investors and its economic stability,” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said ( about David Howell Evans ) : “The pilot has matched our expectations in terms of cost-benefit analysis and we now have the confidence to go to the next level. From the pilot, we shall be scaling up to more junctions across the city,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, June 22, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “The Mau Mau road project at Sh40 billion will be launched by the president after the necessary preparations are made,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, June 13, 2020 11:09:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “A Contractor will be on site this week to upgrade the stretch to the new bridge, to tarmac and to complete the bridge in one week,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, June 9, 2020 10:43:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “We are mobilising budgetary resources for construction of permanent bathrooms and toilets at designated locations along the Northern Corridor,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, June 9, 2020 10:43:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “It is not about testing protocols. It is a few elements who incited other drivers by blocking the main entry to the border creating a 50km jam,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, June 8, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “Whether it is from Namanga to Nairobi or Mombasa to Kampala, the trucking business has greatly contributed to the spread of the virus,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, June 5, 2020 12:34:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “We will not be going through Kisumu Port. Instead, we will be using the new port for the transport of liquid petroleum which will be ferried to Port Bell in Kampala and port of Jinja in Uganda, using the recently acquired MV Uhuru, which has the ability to carry 1.2 million litres of petroleum per trip,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, June 4, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “We want to fast-track the process of connecting the two railway lines - MGR and SGR - at Naivasha so that our partners in the great lakes region can access cargo with ease,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, June 4, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “There will be no trucks lining up for cargo. They will be cleared immediately as they come in. We will have clearing services operating efficiently,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, June 4, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "The transport corridors have been the main transmission corridors for Covid-19 and this ICD will reduce the risk on the road by about 600km, which translates to 50 per cent of the risk," External link

allafrica Thursday, June 4, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “Government will fund it and the estimated cost is about Sh3.5 billion, but after proper documentation this could be plus or minus,” “I would say that about a month from today, it will start and will take a year to complete. We want to do it as an extension of the SGR and it has to be seamless” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, June 3, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, President Uhuru Kenyatta (Kenya), President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (Uganda) and President Salvar Kiir of South Sudan during last Consultative Meeting of the East African Community held by video conference considered appropriate cross-border transportation modalities to reduce human traffic movement without impacting negatively on transportation of cargo across the borders and the use of SGR is one of them," “The decision was reached by four Head of States early this month and I have communicated to Uganda Minister Wamala regarding his request to make it ''optional" and we hope he is satisfied with the explanation since before they had no objection. To other stakeholders who feel robbed of their business, we are engaging them in various platforms to explain to them reasons behind that decision and the advantages of using the service” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "This certification could be soon be required in other sectors, where employees are required to be tested before they can open," External link

allafrica Monday, June 1, 2020 11:48:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said ( about Katumba Wamala ) : “The decision was reached by four Heads of State early this month and I have communicated to Mr Wamala regarding his request to make it ''optional" and we hope he is satisfied with the explanation since before they had no objection. To other stakeholders who feel robbed their business, we are engaging them in various platforms to explain to them on reasons behind that decision and the advantages of using the service,” External link

EastAfrican Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, President Uhuru Kenyatta (Kenya), President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (Uganda) and President Salva Mayardit Kiir of South Sudan during last Consultative Meeting of the East African Community held by Video Conference considered appropriate cross-border transportation modalities to reduce human traffic movement without impacting negatively on transportation of cargo across the borders and the use of SGR is one of them," External link

EastAfrican Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said ( about Katumba Wamala ) : “The decision was reached by four Heads of State early this month and I have communicated to Mr Wamala regarding his request to make it ''optional" and we hope he is satisfied with the explanation since before they had no objection. To other stakeholders who feel robbed their business, we are engaging them in various platforms to explain to them on reasons behind that decision and the advantages of using the service,” External link

theCitizen Sunday, May 31, 2020 1:47:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, President Uhuru Kenyatta (Kenya), President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (Uganda) and President Salva Mayardit Kiir of South Sudan during last Consultative Meeting of the East African Community held by Video Conference considered appropriate cross-border transportation modalities to reduce human traffic movement without impacting negatively on transportation of cargo across the borders and the use of SGR is one of them," External link

theCitizen Sunday, May 31, 2020 1:47:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “Naivasha will be a transshipment centre. Instead of driving all the way to Mombasa, another 600 kilometers, they will be picking cargo from Naivasha,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, May 28, 2020 7:17:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “This is our position and we are going to implement,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, May 28, 2020 7:17:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “SGR takes 10 hours from Mombasa to Naivasha saving clients 18 hours,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, May 28, 2020 7:17:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "All transit cargo destined for Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan will be transported either on standard gauge railway (SGR) for clearance at the Inland Container Depot (ICD) at Naivasha or Metre Gauge Railway to Tororo-Kampala. All transit cargo railed to the Inland Container Depot (ICD) at Naivasha will be collected by trucks to the Partner States via Busia or Malaba," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:53:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “We have communicated to all partner states. We shall be expecting from June 2 that all cargo is collected from Naivasha and that’s Kenya’s position,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:43:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “Tea and coffee from Murang’a factories will be transported through Njabini to the Naivasha dry port,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:31:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “It is not about testing protocols. It is a few elements who incited other drivers by blocking the main entry to the border creating a 50km jam,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, May 26, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "Kenya and Tanzania are trade partners, recording a turnover of more than $500 million (Sh53 billion) annually. We have reached an agreement that Tanzanian and Kenyan drivers will be subjected to the WHO standard Covid-19 testing in their territories and issued with clearance certificates," External link

allafrica Monday, May 25, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “Fuel products will be transported by pipeline to Kisumu and thereafter by water through Lake Victoria to Port Bell or Jinja,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, May 24, 2020 12:01:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "Kenya and Tanzania are trade partners, recording a turnover of more than 500m dollars (53bn shillings) annually. We have reached an agreement that Tanzanian and Kenyan drivers will be subjected to the WHO standard Covid-19 testing in their territories and issued with clearance certificates," External link

BBCMonitoring Saturday, May 23, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, President Uhuru Kenyatta (Kenya), President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (Uganda) and President Salva Mayardit Kiir of South Sudan have considered appropriate cross-border transportation modalities to reduce human traffic without impacting negatively on transportation of cargo across the borders and the use of SGR is one of them,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, May 23, 2020 8:21:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “All transit cargo destined for Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan will be transported either on Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) for clearance at the Inland Container Depot (ICD) at Naivasha or Metre Gauge Railway to Tororo-Kampala. All transit cargo railed to the Inland Container Depot (ICD) at Naivasha will be collected by trucks to the Partner States via Busia or Malaba,” External link

independent-UG Saturday, May 23, 2020 7:01:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “Kenya and Tanzania are trade partners, recording a turnover of more than $500 million (Sh53 billion) annually. We have reached an agreement that Tanzanian and Kenyan drivers will be subjected to the WHO standard Covid-19 testing in their territories and issued with clearance certificates,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, May 23, 2020 5:33:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “This certification could soon be required in other sectors such as hotel and restaurant industries, where employees are required to be tested before they can open. The certificate gives confidence to employers and it might be useful to have such in other sectors,” External link

nation-ke Friday, May 8, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “All truck drivers leaving our country to the neighboring country have to be tested at least 48 hours before they leave Nairobi or Mombasa because by the time they reach the border they must show a certificate that they are Covid-19 free,” External link

ChimpsReport Thursday, May 7, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

James Macharia told : “Kenya Airways has only two cargo freighters, one of which is currently undergoing heavy maintenance. These freighters, however, fly short distances and cannot, therefore, fly to Europe,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, May 6, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “The current capacity requirement for lifting cargo is between 3,500 and 4,500 metric tonnes, while the available capacity is 1,500 metric tonnes,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, May 6, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “All truck drivers leaving our country to the neighbouring country have to be tested at least 48 hours before they leave Nairobi or Mombasa because by the time they reach the border they must show a certificate that they are Covid-19 free,” “And that will be mandatory and also applies to drivers coming from other regions like Uganda and Rwanda” External link

redpepper Wednesday, May 6, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “The numbers are being worked on, not just my ministry but across the entire government,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, April 16, 2020 6:48:00 AM EAT

James Macharia stated ( about Director General ) : “This patient has sought to be brought back and Foreign Affairs has to liaise with the Director-General, Kenya Civil Aviation Authority, for landing rights,” External link

kenyan-post Friday, April 10, 2020 2:24:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “For Sudan nationals, they will have to engage the ministries of Foreign Affairs and Health. They are the ones who can engage and see if there is a possible way,” External link

standardmedia Friday, April 10, 2020 12:40:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “The signing of this agreement shows continued confidence of international investors and its economic stability,” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, April 8, 2020 2:30:00 PM EAT

James Macharia told : “He will act for four weeks as we head-hunt for a substantive MD,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, April 7, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "We do not want flights just landing at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Whoever is coming should give us a 72-hour notice at the very least," External link

standardmedia Monday, April 6, 2020 12:41:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "From tomorrow (April 6, 2020), any matatu not observing the directives will have their Sacco licenses suspended and the operators charged in a court of law as per the Public Health Act," External link

standardmedia Monday, April 6, 2020 12:41:00 AM EAT

James Macharia added : "We did say earlier that the transport sector is key in terms of transmission. 90% of our fellow Kenyans use public transport and this area is critically important if we are going to address the issue of further transmission of the virus," External link

thestarkenya Sunday, April 5, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

James Macharia told : "This suspension will however not apply to those flights that are coming in to evacuate foreign nationals from the country. It also exempts the cargo flights that are coming into the country to deliver goods. They must not have passengers on board," External link

xinhuanet_en Sunday, April 5, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

James Macharia added : "Those evacuating their citizens will have to give us a 72-hour notice," External link

xinhuanet_en Sunday, April 5, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "We have observed that the set directives are not being strictly followed, for example, most matatus (minibusses) are still overloading, hence not observing social distancing. They are also not observing standards of hygiene as per the set guidelines," External link

xinhuanet_en Sunday, April 5, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “Matatu (PSV) owners make sure you have those hand sanitizers without fail. Like the doctor said, make sure you disinfect your vehicles after each and every trip. We have also directed that railways be fumigated after dropping off the passengers,” “This is a matter we cannot take any chances especially because it is a matter of life and death” External link

capitalfm Monday, March 16, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “We told them if they do not put in preventive measures, then there will be no business for them,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, March 14, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "We told them not to wait for the government to take action," External link

thestarkenya Friday, March 13, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “We carried out a needs assessment and met with county executives in charge of health from the 47 county governments and later met the governors to take them through the project,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:16:00 AM EAT

James Macharia told : “We have requested the National Treasury to make available the outstanding Sh1.21 billion to be released to the NLC for the payment of balance funds for land acquisition,” External link

businessdailyafrica Sunday, March 8, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “He was not a whistle blower but a person who breached national security,” External link

theCitizen Thursday, March 5, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “We are reviewing the return of the students on a daily basis and giving it serious consideration, even at the Cabinet level. The best decision will be taken at the right time,” External link

theCitizen Thursday, March 5, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

James Macharia told : “Kenya does not have direct flights to and from Iran. We are also monitoring Kenya Airways flights to Rome and Milan because, as you know, Italy has been hit hard by the virus in Verona,” External link

EastAfrican Thursday, March 5, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

James Macharia told : “Kenya does not have direct flights to and from Iran. We are also monitoring Kenya Airways flights to Rome and Milan because as you know, Italy has been hit hard by the virus in Verona,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, March 5, 2020 7:28:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “He was not whistle blower but a person who breached national security,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, March 5, 2020 6:27:00 AM EAT

James Macharia told : “Kenya does not have direct flights to and from Iran. We are also monitoring Kenya Airways flights to Rome and Milan because as you know, Italy has been hit hard by the virus in Verona,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, March 4, 2020 10:12:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "I want to clarify two things here. He was not a whistleblower, that is a wrong definition of that gentleman. He committed an illegality," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, March 4, 2020 9:15:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "Most of illegal immigrants are ferried into the country as 'workers', as such, there is a possibility that this is a case of human trafficking and should be investigated further," External link

allafrica Tuesday, March 3, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : "We attracted investors who have committed to build road infrastructure including the expressway because we promised a tolling regime and a tolling fund in place," External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, March 2, 2020 9:39:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “Most illegal immigrants are ferried into the country as ‘workers’, as such, there is a possibility that this is a case of human trafficking and should be investigated further,” External link

nation-ke Friday, February 28, 2020 3:32:00 PM EAT

James Macharia explained : “For this Chinese flight, it was important that everybody was screened inside the aircraft. That is why it took one hour for them to disembark. And then from there, they are self-quarantined for 14 days and then there is what we call case-stressing - you know the details of who they are and so forth - monitored by the Ministry of Health,” External link

standardmedia Friday, February 28, 2020 9:34:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : “Currently there are about 25,000 mortgages in the country, which by any standards is quite low. This culture needs to change. The ministry is encouraging investors to come in and take risk by putting up houses for sale,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, February 27, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “Most of illegal immigrants are ferried into the country as ‘workers’, as such, there is a possibility that this is a case of human trafficking and should be investigated further,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:56:00 PM EAT

James Macharia said : “We hope to have berths 2 and 3 ready by the end of the year. The ministry has the Cabinet’s approval to take charge of Berth 3 and link it with the Lamu-Turkana pipeline to enable us to ship out our oil,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, February 25, 2020 11:31:00 AM EAT

James Macharia said : "A digital hailing service operator must ensure that any vehicle whose digital hailing licence is suspended or revoked by the authority, cannot access the digital hailing platform during the period of suspension or revocation upon communication from the authority," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, February 4, 2020 6:15:00 PM EAT

James Macharia dit : "Une mobilité efficace et respectueuse de l'environnement est essentielle pour accroître la résilience des villes africaines confrontées à une croissance rapide et aux émissions de gaz carbonique" External link

french.china.org.cn Friday, May 31, 2019 1:02:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
manager0.27%EN10/26/201726/10/2017
chief0.40%EN10/25/201725/10/2017
eu foreign policy chief0.27%EN10/25/201725/10/2017
secretary for transport and infrastructure0.20%EN10/17/201717/10/2017
secretary28.17%EN10/10/201710/10/2017
cabinet secretary3.12%EN10/10/201710/10/2017
transport secretary2.39%EN09/22/201722/09/2017
transport cabinet secretary20.07%EN09/20/201720/09/2017
transport and infrastructure secretary0.40%EN09/19/201719/09/2017
infrastructure secretary0.33%EN09/19/201719/09/2017
minister1.33%EN08/02/201702/08/2017
transport minister1.20%EN08/02/201702/08/2017
infrastructure cabinet secretary4.25%EN07/12/201712/07/2017
health cabinet secretary21.79%EN06/27/201727/06/2017
health secretary1.33%EN06/24/201724/06/2017
secretary for transport0.40%EN06/24/201724/06/2017
roads cabinet secretary0.13%EN02/05/201705/02/2017
health minister0.20%EN01/19/201719/01/2017
former health minister0.20%EN01/19/201719/01/2017
minister for transport and infrastructure0.27%EN01/12/201712/01/2017
kenyan minister for transport and infrastructure0.20%EN01/12/201712/01/2017
development cabinet secretary0.66%EN12/02/201602/12/2016
orban development cabinet secretary0.13%EN12/02/201602/12/2016
urban development cabinet secretary0.53%EN11/29/201629/11/2016
secretary for health0.27%EN11/17/201617/11/2016
secretary of health0.13%EN11/03/201603/11/2016
kenyan secretary of health0.07%EN11/03/201603/11/2016
secretary for transport infrastructure and housing0.40%EN09/29/201629/09/2016
ministro0.07%PT08/14/201614/08/2016
nairobi transport cabinet secretary0.13%EN08/11/201611/08/2016
Names Lang Count
James MachariaEN86.50%
James MachariaFR6.85%
James MachariaEU6.35%
James MachariaPT0.24%
James MachariaSA0.03%
James MachariaSW0.03%


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