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China, Japan Are Kenya’s Top Infrastructure Financiers This Year

File image of the Nairobi Western bypass road that is being built and financed by China.

China and Japan are collectively financing half a billion dollars worth of Kenyan infrastructure projects in the current fiscal year, more than any other country, according to new data from the National Treasury in Nairobi.

Chinese loans and grants in the 2022-2023 fiscal year total $245 million, while Japanese creditors have provided $258 million for various roads and other projects currently in development.

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