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Just as in Nigeria, Kenyan Lawmakers Are Also Confused About What It Means to Waive “Sovereign Immunity” in Chinese Loan Contracts

Kenyan national broadcaster KTN News interviewed the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Gladys Boss Shollei about the SGR contract with the China Exim Bank.

Anger is mounting across Kenyan society over the terms of the loan agreements with the China Exim Bank for the multi-billion dollar Standard Gauge Railway that were released by the government on Sunday.

Members of Parliament are sounding off in the media about what they perceive as grossly unfair terms on everything from the fact that Chinese law would be used to arbitrate any dispute to the stipulation by the Chinese that inbound cargo bypass the Port of Mombasa and instead be cleared at the Chinese-built inland container depot in Naivasha.

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