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Nairobi Expressway Causes Controversies Amid Excitement

A tweet reflecting social media anxieties as Kenya moves to inaugurate its new Chinese-build Nairobi Expressway

Even as Nairobi residents are buzzing with excitement about their new expressway, which will shave hours off cross-city commutes, the Chinese-built project is also raising popular jitters.

Two recent controversies have highlighted the anxieties the project is raising about Chinese influence on the continent, and what it reveals about Kenya’s class system…

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