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Kenya’s High Court Rules Contract for Chinese-Financed Railway Can Remain Secret

File image of the Kenya's Supreme Court ruled the government does not have to publish the contract with the China Road and Bridge Corporation that was used to build the Standard Gauge Railway. Simon Mania/AFP

Kenya’s highest court ruled the government does not have to reveal the contract for the controversial Standard Gauge Railway (SGR).

Friday’s ruling overturned a 2020 Appeals Court ruling that claimed the government had indeed flouted procurement disclosure laws when it refused to publish the terms of the contract with China Export-Import Bank for the $3.6 billion railway.

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