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Kenya President Kenyatta launches campaign amid concern over violence

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta kicked off his official campaign for reelection with a rally in Nairobi on Monday, echoing a call by main challenger Raila Odinga to avoid the violence that followed voting a...

Ugandan phase of SGR expected to start this year

The SGR project is not only being followed keenly in Kenya, but also in the larger East African region. The region under the East Africa Community, plans to have the SGR connecting from Kenya's Mombasa...

Ugandan phase of SGR expected to start this year

Kenya's SGR project is not only being followed keenly in the country, but also in the larger East African region. The region under the East Africa Community, plans to have the SGR connecting from Kenya's...

#SGRLaunch: Kenyans to be hired after passing SGR management course

More than 100 students have graduated from a course in SGR management. All graduates are set to be offered jobs in the running of the railway network, as CCTV's Robert Nagila reports. https://youtu.be/LiydFjBwT8A

#SGRLaunch: SGR to reduce congestion at East Africa’s busiest port

The SGR is set to benefit East Africa's biggest port too. The Port of Mombasa plays an important role in China's Belt and Road initiative. To take advantage of the new rail link to Nairobi,...

Odinga blames Jubilee for ‘running down economy’

Kenya opposition party, Nasa, has promised to “cushion” Kenyans against the high cost of living within 90 days if its figurehead, Raila Odinga clinches victory on August 8. Odinga asked voters to fully reject the...

#SGRLaunch: Railway project has huge impact on Kenyan communities

Kenya's Standard Gauge Railway project was split into two phases, with the first phase beginning in the coastal city of Mombasa and ending in the capital Nairobi. More than 600 kilometres of new track has...

#SGRLaunch: Kenya’s billion dollar project to provide employment to 30,000 Kenyan youths

Billed as the most ambitious project in Kenya since it gained independence in 1963, the first section of the East-African nation’s $13 billion railway is to launch on 31 May. https://youtu.be/hXr2A_hzrnc

Chinese President Xi’s special envoy to attend opening ceremony of railway in Kenya

Chinese State Councilor Wang Yong will attend a ceremony in Kenya to mark the completion of the railway linking Mombasa and Nairobi, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Friday. At the invitation of the Kenyan...

The Genesis: Kenya-China $5bn deal could spell end of ‘lunatic express’ #SGRLaunch

An ambitious deal between Kenya and China may spell the end of the line for "the lunatic express" and lay the tracks for a new railway that will propel East Africa into the 21st...