Doubts linger on SGR as Kenya is denied funds

What you need to know:

  • Kenyans has been left with a piece of infrastructure economic experts have termed as “a railway to nowhere” and which taxpayers are supposed to start paying 0.7 per cent of the economy in Chinese loans from June 2019.

  • President Kenyatta had hoped to secure the loan for the third leg of the railway project that would terminate at Kisumu and the change of plan must come as a major disappointment.

Even after finally getting the support of the opposition and Uganda as directed by China last year, Kenya failed for the second time to get funding for the Naivasha-Malaba leg of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), putting the fate of the first two phases in jeopardy.

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