Video- Kenya launches multi-billion dollar railway amid concerns over costs – Al Jazeera English

 

 

Published on May 30, 2017

Kenya launches multi-billion dollar railway amid concerns over costs.

Kenya has unveiled its first new railway in a century. The first section of the multi-billion dollar project is now operational after two and a half years of construction.

The route will eventually connect Kenya to several of its neighbours and is the country’s biggest infrastructure project since independence in 1963.

But the China-backed project has been surrounded by allegations of corruption, high cost of construction and environmental threats.

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