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Nairobi to Mombasa high-speed railway opens - CNN

Nairobi, Kenya (CNN) East Africa is now more accessible than ever. After two years of construction, Kenya's largest infrastructure project since independence, a $3.8 billion Chinese-built high speed railway, is up and running. It's around 300 miles ...and more »

Train arrives in Nairobi amid pomp and colour - The Standard

At exactly 11am Wednesday, President Uhuru Kenyatta boarded the standard gauge railway train for the inaugural trip to Nairobi. Eight hours and 20 minutes later, he disembarked at the Nairobi terminus. Completion of the first phase of the project ...and more »

Kenya opens Nairobi-Mombasa Madaraka Express railway - BBC News

Kenya has opened a major new railway between the port city of Mombasa and the capital, Nairobi, 18 months early. President Uhuru Kenyatta said during the launch that the $3.2bn (£2.5bn) Chinese-funded line signalled a new chapter in the country.and more »

Chinese-built railway pushes forward Kenya's modernization drive - China Daily

NAIROBI — The 480 km railway linking Kenya's largest port city Mombasa to capital Nairobi, slated to be officially launched on Wednesday, will be a key infrastructure project that will push forward the East Africa nation's modernization drive, a ...and more »

Kenya Just Opened a $4 Billion Chinese-Built Railway, its Largest Infrastructure Project in 50 Years - Newsweek

Kenya has just opened its largest infrastructure project in over 50 years—with a little help from some Chinese friends. Uhuru Kenyatta, the Kenyan president, announced Wednesday the completion of the first stage of a major railway connecting the ...and more »

Madaraka Express arrives in Nairobi on maiden SGR passenger trip - Capital FM Kenya (press release) (blog)

By KENNEDY KANGETHE, NAIROBI, Kenya May 31 – It's finally here, the long awaited Standard Gauge Railway passenger train service dubbed Madaraka Express. President Uhuru Kenyatta flagged off the maiden trip at the Mombasa Terminus at Miritini on ...and more »

Kenyans relish "ride of the century" on SGR passenger train - Xinhua

The first train of Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) arrives at Nairobi Terminus in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, May 31, 2017. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday launched the passenger train service of the 480-km ...and more »

Kenya's new Madaraka Express railway in pictures - BBC News

Kenya has inaugurated its first major new railway for more than a century, running from the capital, Nairobi, to the port city of Mombasa. Train Image copyright Michael Khateli. The $3.2bn (£2.5bn) Chinese-funded railway is the country's biggest ...and more »

Uhuru, Raila in tight race, Ipsos opinion poll shows - The Star, Kenya

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto address Changamwe residents at Port Reitz Station in Mombasa yesterday. PSCU. Opposition chief Raila Odinga has sharply narrowed the gap with President Uhuru Kenyatta — Uhuru 47, Raila ...and more »

Trains set sail on Kenya's new 472 km Mombasa-Nairobi rail line - africanews

Kenya's new $3.8 billion China-funded Standard Gauge Railway has been launched with pomp and pageantry as new trains for both passengers and cargo make the first trip from the coastal city of Mombasa to the capital Nairobi. The 4000 tonnes a trip cargo ...and more »