More Protests Planned Over Railway Through National Park

By Kevin Mwanza

Nairobi — Demonstrators plan to protest against a railway line being built inside Nairobi National Park, which they say threatens wildlife and people in Kenya, after their case was dismissed on Tuesday.

A court said that it cannot stop construction of a 6 km (4 mile) railway bridge, which the China Road and Bridge Corporation started building last month through the capital's sprawling sanctuary for lions, giraffes and zebras.

"We have found that we have no jurisdiction on the matter," Mohammed Balala the National Environment Tribunal (NET), ruled on Tuesday. "A similar case is pending in the High Court."