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Kenya Opens China-Funded Rail Link, Seeks $3.8 Billion for Roads

  • Rail link part of project affected by China’s curb to funding
  • Kenyan president weighs new partnerships for infrastructure
Incomplete rail tracks for the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) line lay on the ground near Duka Moja, Kenya.

Incomplete rail tracks for the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) line lay on the ground near Duka Moja, Kenya.

Photographer: Luis Tato/Bloomberg

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Kenya opened a new China-funded rail link as part of the government’s agenda to increase investment in infrastructure, and is seeking about 400 billion shillings ($3.8 billion) to upgrade roads.