Kenya, not China, should benefit from our infrastructure projects

A standard gauge railway cargo train leaves Miritini, in Mombasa, on December 5, 2018. China's favourite projects in Africa have been road, rail and seaport infrastructure to enhance transportation. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • By opening up our road, rail and port networks to China, we are actually helping the foreign country to increase its volume of exports to Kenya.
  • Kenya stands a better chance in first exploiting its comparative advantage in agriculture at a time when there have been increases in global food prices.

The threat to Kenya’s sovereignty should it default on repaying its standard gauge railway loans to China should not be a surprise.


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