Four East African Presidents to attend railway project opening in Mombasa

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Four presidents to attend ground-breaking ceremony

President Kenyatta receives a model of a modern train from Mr Liu Qitao, the chairman of the China Communications Construction Company at State House, Nairobi, Wednesday ahead of Thursday’s ground-breaking ceremony for a standard gauge railway that will  run from Mombasa to Malaba and eventually to Kampala, Kigali and Juba. Photo | PSCU     

In Summary

  • Wednesday, President Kenyatta met Mr Liu Qitao, the head of the company that will build the Mombasa-Nairobi railway at State House Nairobi.
  • Construction work will be undertaken in three phases with Phase One starting from Mombasa to Nairobi, followed by Nairobi-Malaba and Kisumu in Phase Two and Malaba-Kisumu to Kampala in Phase Three. The projected completion date is 2016.

Four heads of state from the East Africa Community converge in Changamwe, Mombasa today to preside over the ground-breaking ceremony for the standard gauge railway line whose construction…

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