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New SGR Railway Gets Mixed Reviews on Kenyan TV and Barely Any International Coverage

Kenyan TV channels broke into regularly scheduled programming for live coverage of Wednesday’s SGR launch. A lot of the initial reporting, particularly during the live broadcast, was generally positive but as the day went on the tone on several networks began to change. KTN and NTV, in particular, featured a number of guests who questioned the long-term economic viability of the SGR project.

In sum, Wednesday’s news coverage on Kenyan TV reflected the divides within the broader society as to how people feel about the SGR.

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