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Citing National Security, Kenya (Again) Refuses to Release SGR Contracts With China

The embattled Chinese-financed and constructed Standard Gauge Railway in Kenya that now faces a critical test as to whether it will be able to survive the worsening economic crisis. TONY KARUMBA / AFP

Kenya’s transportation minister Joseph Njoroge reaffirmed the government’s longstanding refusal to make public the $3.9 billion contract with the state-owned China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) to build the Standard Gauge Railway.

Njoroge’s cited a host of reasons for rejecting the appeal made by a pair of civil society activists who’ve taken the government to court in an effort to force the Transportation Ministry to reveal the terms of the contract.

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