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Even Amid Debt Crisis, Kenya Still Wants to Extend SGR to Ugandan Border

The new Kenyan government says it hopes to extend the Chinese-built SGR to from the Rift Valley all the way to the border with Uganda.

The burgeoning fiscal crisis in Kenya is not dampening the government’s ambition to extend the Chinese-built Standard Gauge Railway from the Naivasha in the Rift Valley all the way to Kisumu near the border with Uganda.

“This project will only make sense when it goes past Naivasha as compared to the current situation where we are forced to transport goods by the lake instead of having it through the Kisumu port,” said Roads and Transport Cabinet secretary Kipchumba Murkomen on Sunday but he did acknowledge that the $3 billion initiative would only be possible if the financial resources are available.

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