KENYA: Roads and Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen has assured that the government is committed to constructing the remaining phases of the Standard Gauge Railway to include the Kisumu and Malaba borders through Uganda to Rwanda and DRC.
During the Dutch Trade Mission on Port Development, Murkomen said the SGR railway development will be open to private investment, adding that the extension will be integrated with the development of logistics hubs and industrial parks.
Recall that in 2014, Kenya entered into a tripartite agreement with the governments of Rwanda and Uganda to construct a standard gauge railway from Mombasa through Kampala to Kigali. However, the SGR ended abruptly in Naivasha with China reportedly declining to finance the last leg of the modern railway after failing to strike an agreement with Uganda. (Bloomberg)