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With an Eye on His Legacy, Kenya’s President Pressures Chinese Contractors to Finish Road Projects Before He Leaves Office

The $147 million Changamwe inter-change in Mombasa that is under construction by Chinese contractors.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is turning up the pressure on Chinese construction companies building three major infrastructure projects on the east coast to make sure they finish on schedule before the president leaves office and prior to next year’s election.

The President and Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia spent much of last week in the port city of Mombasa and nearby areas where they both reiterated that three road projects, in particular, will be fast-tracked to finish before next August when the President leaves the State House:

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