China targets Kenya’s ports in trade

An aerial view of Berth 20 at the Port of Mombasa. China is targeting Kenya’s ports of Mombasa and Lamu in expanding its global influence through trade and connectivity. PHOTO | KEVIN OPDIT | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Lamu port, whose construction is underway, is part of the larger transportation corridor between Kenya, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Uganda.
  • When completed the corridor, also known as LAPSET, will make it easier to ferry crude oil, transport goods and people across these countries.
  • The OBOR, also known as the Silk Road Initiative, is the brainchild of President Xi Jingping, to create China-centric networks as a way of expanding its political and economic influence around the world.

China is targeting Kenya’s ports of Mombasa and Lamu in expanding its global influence through trade and connectivity.

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