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China’s New Ambassador to Kenya Makes the Rounds

Newly-arrived Chinese ambassador to Kenya Zhou Pingjian paid a courtesy call to James Macharia, CS for Transport, Infrastructure, Housing,Urban Development and Public Works. Photo on September 11, 2020 via @chineseembkenya.

Given China’s extensive involvement in building transportation infrastructure in Kenya, it’s not surprising that Chief Secretary James Macharia was high on the list of key cabinet stakeholders to meet, as the newly-arrived Chinese ambassador, Zhou Pingjiang, settles into his new role.

Among the key issues confronting the two sides is how to manage Kenya’s inability to repay its debts for the Chinese-financed standard gauge railway and completing the new Likoni floating bridge that is currently under construction by the China Road and Bridge Corporation.

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