Kenya’s parliament approved funds to extend the Standard Gauge Railway from Naivasha in the Rift Valley all the way to Malaba on the border with Uganda. Several years ago, this extension was known as “SGR Phase 3.” President Uhuru Kenyatta’s requests for the financing of this phase were famously rejected (twice) by China. This time, the Kenyan government will be underwriting the construction cost itself and at a considerably lower price.
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