Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta officially opened the second phase of his flagship infrastructure project – a Chinese-funded and built railway.
The project was estimated to be around US$1.5 billion and its maiden trip took off on the 16 of October 2019.
The president then joined the first ride and listened to the on-board announcements.
The railway line is 120 kilometers (75 miles) long and has 12 stations. Passengers can ride the trains, but the railway is mainly for cargo. The track will eventually lead to an inland container depot, from where containers will be distributed to Uganda and Rwanda, and to South Sudan.
Kenya has opened a massive US$1.5 billion railway project funded and built by China. pic.twitter.com/xk8ozREbsX
— SCMP News (@SCMPNews) October 21, 2019