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Loan Revelations Spark New Confusion Over Whether Kenya’s Port of Mombasa Can Be Seized by China

There is renewed anxiety in Kenya over whether the Port the Mombasa is at risk of being seized by Chinese creditors in the event that the government fails to repay the loan for the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR).

Kenyan media began to circulate the rumor on Sunday after a set of loan agreements for the SGR were made public by Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen. “We authoritatively report today that the country’s ports may not be safe,” warned national broadcaster KTN.

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