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Uganda says funding secured for new standard-gauge railway line

By: John Muchira     3rd February 2017 As Kenya gears up to commission the first phase of a standard-gauge railway (SGR) line running from the coastal city of Mombasa to Nairobi, the capital city, in June, neighbouring Uganda has closed financial agreements with Exim Bank of China for the construction of its own SGR line, which will... 

Concern raised over Kenyan plan to run portion of rail through national park

By: John Muchira     21st October 2016 Plans by Kenya to construct the last kilometres of a 472 km standard-gauge railway (SGR) line across a major national park in the capital city, Nairobi, have met with stiff opposition from environmentalists. Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC), which is constructing the line, which stretches from... 

Process to hire operator for new Kenyan railway line gets under way

By: John Muchira     15th April 2016 Kenya has set in motion the process to appoint an operator for a new standard-gauge railway (SGR) line that is poised for completion in May next year. The State-owned Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) has already advertised for a transaction adviser to assist in the process of procuring the... 

Funding challenges could stymie Kenya’s rail modernisation plans

By: John Muchira     8th June 2012 An ambitious project to modernise railway transport system in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, could stall owing to financial obstacles. 


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