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Kenya: We Don't Export Second-Hand Locomotives - Chinese Minister -

A top Chinese official has rubbished claims circulated on social media that the locomotives used to propel trains on the standard gauge railway are refurbishments of old models. China's vice-minister for Foreign Affairs Zhang Ming said his country ...and more »

Commentary: China, a true and capable friend behind Africa's ambitions - Xinhua

MOMBASA, Kenya, June 2 (Xinhua) -- In proud cheers, Kenyans witnessed the birth of a millennium railway project that will transform their lives. And once again, China has proved itself a true and capable friend behind Africa's growth story. Defying ...and more »

Loans not a burden to Kenya — China - Daily Nation

Beijing has come to the defence of the Jubilee administration against accusations that Nairobi is over-borrowing to set up projects like the standard gauge railway. Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Ming, who was in the country for the launch of the ...and more »

Rail strategy has potential to revolutionise development - Daily Nation

President Uhuru Kenyatta launches the cargo freight services of the Standard Gauge Railway at Port Reitz Station in Mombasa on May 31, 2017. The Mombasa-Nairobi line is 90 per cent funded by the China Exim Bank. PHOTO | SAMUEL MIRING'U | PSCU. In ...and more »

If our country sinks, all of us will drown in it - Daily Nation

The Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) passenger train arrives in Nairobi from Mombasa on May 31, 2017. PHOTO | SIMON MAINA AFP. In Summary. One cannot go start a business in a foreign land and then proceed to hideously mutilate the customers' language and ...and more »

Kenya can benefit from China's ambitious railroad diplomacy - Daily Nation

President Uhuru Kenyatta launches the cargo freight services of the Standard Gauge Railway at Port Reitz Station in Mombasa on May 30, 2017. PHOTO | DPPS. In Summary. At the heart of the SGR is China, the financier-cum-developer of the project. Chinese ...and more »

Launch of Kenyan SGR welcome news for East Africa - The Upper Nile Times

Yesterday was a big East African day when Nairobi launched the 500km first part of the Standard Gauge Railway that will run from Nairobi to East Africa's biggest port- Mombasa. The second stretch the Uganda Railway from Nairobi to the Ugandan border is ...and more »

Kenya's Madaraka Express is indeed a train of thoughts - The New Times

About two years ago, I was on luxury bus from Nairobi to Malindi. These buses are dubbed luxury mainly because you are given a bottle of water as you set off, you can recline your seat and stretch your legs and in a few cases you can connect to the ...and more »

SGR can open up Kenya if we build service lines to feed it - Daily Nation

The passenger train station in Miritini, Mombasa, on May 2017. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP. In Summary. For the standard gauge railway line to make greater economic sense nationally, there is need to connect it not just with other local ...and more »

New Railway Halves Travel Time from Nairobi to Mombasa - Voice of America

Kenya has launched a new railway service that will cut travel time between Nairobi and the port city of Mombasa in half. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and a number of Chinese and Kenyan officials were aboard the train Wednesday for its inaugural run ...and more »