Nairobi to Mombasa railway opens - Yahoo News

It's named the Madaraka Express, after the day Kenya attained self rule. Speaking at its launch, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta referenced the country's colonial British railway -- known as the "Lunatic Express" -- built more than a century ago ...

Kenyans Cheer Opening Of Mombasa-Nairobi Railway - KPBS

A standard gauge rail locomotive carrying Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta pulls into the railway station in the city of Voi on Wednesday, during an inaugural ride on the railway from Mombasa to Nairobi. Just after the sun rose on Wednesday, people ...

It's is too early to celebrate SGR, bus owners say - Daily Nation

President Uhuru Kenyatta commissioned the standard gauge railway project on Wednesday and announced a Sh700 fare for economy. According to some bus owners, this amount is unrealistic. Advertisement. By WINNIE ATIENO More by this Author. Owners ...

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

MOMBASA, Kenya, May 31 (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 ...

Chinese-built railways help Africa achieve green growth - Xinhua

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (C, front) poses for photos with staff members at Nairobi Terminus of Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, May 31, 2017. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday launched ...

Eyeing growth boost, Kenya opens Chinese-built railway - The Peninsula Qatar

Nairobi: 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. Cheering crowds waved at the ...

Execute economic saboteurs - Uhuru - The Star, Kenya

"God forgive me, but I will not hesitate to sign the death warrant of anyone found guilty of vandalising the SGR to sabotage our economy." That was President Uhuru Kenyatta's grim warning yesterday as he flagged off the first passenger train on the ...

Maiden journey rewrites history - K24 TV

Photo: President Uhuru Kenyatta unveils the new SGR passanger terminal in Miritini, Mombasa, yesterday. Photo/NDENGWA GATHUNGU. Aboard commuter train for the inaugural trip was President, dignitaries and school children from all the 47 counties.

Let our nationality define us - K24 TV

Photo: Before our tribal, religious or ethnic allegiances or identities, we are Kenyans and our nation's progress and development depends on us. Uhuru Kenyatta @PeopleDailyKe. My father President Jomo Kenyatta once said: “Unity cannot be taken for ...

Time to activate all peace actors to forestall poll chaos - K24 TV

To the majority of Kenyans, the General Election is a moment of trepidation. Rather than being a time to celebrate our hard-earned democracy, tension usually becomes extreme and people cannot wait to get over the event. Of course, there are those who ...

Uhuru Kenyatta announces plan to build Voi dry port to help ease traffic in Mombasa - The Standard

President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced plans to establish a dry port in Voi town to decongest the port of Mombasa. The Head of State said the dry port is one of the flagship projects the Jubilee administration is establishing to attract investment and ...

Train arrives in Nairobi amid pomp and colour - The Standard

President Uhuru Kenyatta flags off a cargo train during the SGR launch at Mombasa Port on May 30. Photo: Boniface Okendo. At exactly 11am Wednesday, President Uhuru Kenyatta boarded the standard gauge railway train for the inaugural trip to Nairobi.

Kenya inaugurates Chinese-built railway linking port to capital - euronews

By Duncan Miriri MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) – Kenya inaugurated a $3.2 billion (2.48 billion pounds) railway funded by China linking the capital Nairobi to the port of Mombasa on Wednesday, the country's biggest infrastructure project since independence ...

China-Built Railway Biggest Kenya Project Since Independence - World Politics Review

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's president on Tuesday opened the country's largest infrastructure project since independence, a Chinese-backed railway costing nearly $3.3 billion that eventually will link a large part of East Africa to a major port on ...

WARUTERE: The tidy economics of SGR and political tussle on project's cost - 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. Nasa presidential candidate Raila Odinga has labelled the project as costly and a ...

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 ...

Money beats civic duty in Kenyan elections - Financial Times

Official campaigning started last weekend for Kenya's general election. In August voters will choose not only their next president but also 416 members of the national parliament, 47 county governors and deputy governors and 1,450 members of 47 county ...

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 launches $3.2 billion China-built railway with promises of economic prosperity for all - Shanghaiist

On Wednesday morning, the first train departed from the Kenyan port city of Mombasa to the capital of Nairobi on a new China-built railway that promises to one day link together much of East Africa, ushering in a golden era of prosperity for the region ...

Uhuru meets the lady who has been dressing him(photo) - TUKO.CO.KE

That President Uhuru Kenyatta has been doning exquisite African shirts of late is obvious to everyone. His deputy William Ruto has also followed suit and the two of them now look like well dressed twins. They mostly wear the locally designed Kaftan ...