Kenya launches $3.8 billion high-speed railway - The Peninsula Qatar

NAIROBI, Kenya: Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta Wednesday officially launched a Chinese-built Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) from the coastal town of Mombasa to the capital Nairobi. President Kenyatta made an inaugural trip on the 472-kilometer (293 ...

Kenya Opens Chinese-Financed Railway - Here And Now

The SGR cargo train rides from the port containers depot in Mombasa, Kenya, to Nairobi, Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta opened the country's largest infrastructure project since independence, a Chinese-backed railway costing ...

Kenya inaugurates Chinese-built railway linking port to capital - Daily Mail

MOMBASA, Kenya, May 31 (Reuters) - Kenya inaugurated a $3.2 billion railway funded by China linking the capital Nairobi to the port of Mombasa on Wednesday, the country's biggest infrastructure project since independence more than 50 years ago.

No more 'train to nowhere': Kenya president pins hopes for growth on new Chinese-built railway - South China Morning Post

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday inaugurated a Chinese-built railway, the country's biggest infrastructure project since independence that is aimed at cementing its role as the gateway to East Africa. The boxy red-and-white diesel train ...

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 ...

This is how Bahati will welcome Uhuru and Ruto in Nairobi once they arrive in SGR - TUKO.CO.KE

A mega party is currently underway and will officially kickoff once the Standard Gauge Railway(SGR) train carrying President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto arrives in Nairobi. TUKO.co.ke can confirm that the president launched the SGR operations at ...

Raila finally agrees with Uhuru on something and it's FRIGHTENING - TUKO.CO.KE

Opposition leader Raila Odinga has backed President Uhuru Kenyatta over his remarks on the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR). READ ALSO: Raila Odinga SPEAKS some HARSH words after Hassan Joho was barred from the SGR launch. Raila who is ...

Kenya launches flagship standard gauge railway set to transform nation - Xinhua

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (C) speaks at the launching ceremony of Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), in Mombasa, Kenya, on May 31, 2017. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday launched the passenger train service of ...

Six unusual things you will see on SGR train - Nairobi News (satire) (press release) (blog)

The new passengers trains at the Miritini station in Mombasa on May 31, 2017. PHOTO | MOHAMED AHMED. By AGGREY MUTAMBO. President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday launched the standard gauge railway passenger train service at the Miritini ...

EU commend Kenyan leader commitment to free and peaceful polls - Coastweek

NAIROBI, (Xinhua) -- The EU on Tuesday commended President Uhuru Kenyatta for his consistent commitment to a free, fair and peaceful election in August. The EU delegation led by EU Ambassador to Kenya, Ambassador Stephano Dejak noted Kenya's ...

Goodbye lunatic train: Uhuru launches modern SGR passenger rides in Mombasa - The Star, Kenya

President Uhuru Kenyatta and special Chinese envoy State Councillor Wang Yong launch the Madaraka Express passenger train service in Miritini, Mombasa, May 31, 2017. /PSCU. Facebook · Twitter · Google+ · WhatsApp · Email. A proud President Uhuru ...

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 ...

Eyeing growth boost, Kenya opens Chinese-built railway - Rappler

GRAND LAUNCH. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta flags off a cargo train, as it leaves the container terminal for its inaugural journey to Nairobi, at the port of the coastal town of Mombasa on May 30, 2017. Tony Karumba/AFP. MOMBASA, Kenya – Kenya's ...

Kenya's ambitious new railway raises cost concerns - RFI

Kenya on Wednesday unveiled the first section of its 12-billion-euro railway. The standard gauge railway (SGR) will link Nairobi with the port city of Mombasa, and eventually to cities in Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan. Billed as the most ambitious ...

Execution of SGR vandals unconstitutional, lawyer tells Uhuru - Nairobi News (satire) (press release) (blog)

President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to launch the passenger train service between Mombasa and Nairobi on May 31, 2017. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE. By EVELYNE MUSAMBI. A human rights lawyer has laughed off President Uhuru Kenyatta's declaration ...

China funding multibillion-dollar railway in Kenya - The Maravi Post

Kenyatta and Chinese Leader Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (L) shake hands during the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 15. Kenya is launching a ...

Mombasa – Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway opened - Railway Gazette International

KENYA: President Uhuru Kenyatta officially opened the 472 km Standard Gauge Railway between the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa and Nairobi on May 31, travelling on the inaugural Madaraka Express passenger service. The previous evening he had ...

Kenya: Swazuri Describes SGR As Best Project in Kenya - AllAfrica.com

Nairobi — National Lands Commission (NLC) Chairman Muhammad Swazuri has described the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) as the best project ever undertaken in Kenya and dismissed claims that money was lost during its construction. Swazuri stated ...

Kenya: Kiraithe Says SGR Should Not Be Politicised or Vandalised - AllAfrica.com

Nairobi — Government Spokesman Eric Kiraithe has urged leaders not to politicize the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) saying it will benefit all Kenyans. Kiraithe further stated vandalism along the line and grandstanding statements on the basis of the ...

Kenya officially launches standard gauge railway - Xinhua

MOMBASA, Kenya, May 31 (Xinhua) -- Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday launched the passenger train service of the 480-km Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway (SGR). Kenyatta said the railway marks a new chapter in the history of ...