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Kenya Launches Construction on New Chinese Rail Project

Kenyan President William Ruto (R) celebrates the construction of a new commuter railway in Nairobi on December 15, 2023 that will be built by the China Road and Bridge Corporation. Photo via XInhua.

Kenyan President William Ruto officially inaugurated construction on a new meter-gauge light rail line on Friday. The 12.5-kilometer project will connect with existing lines to link the Nairobi neighborhoods of Riruta and Ngong.

It is being built by China Road and Bridge Corporation, under contract to Kenya Railways Corporation.

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