Are the Chinese in Kenya's Rail Project Neo-Colonial Predators?
Officials of the Chinese Road and Bridge Corporation, the builder of the Sh327 billion railway, "made a visible effort to set up mechanisms to help them engage with local communities and address their concerns," a report says. The Kenyan government and the country's political culture are seen, in contrast, as the source of many of the problems and conflicts that arose during construction of the Nairobi-Mombasa rail line, reports Kevin J. Kelley.
Nation, 28 June 2017
Chinese investors in Kenya's standard gauge railway (SGR) project generally responded fairly to challenges, and should not be regarded as "neo-colonial predators," a study by… Read more »
President Uhuru Kenyatta launches the cargo freight services of the standard gauge railway at the Port Reitz station in Mombasa (file photo).
Nation, 27 June 2017
Large Chinese companies operating in Kenya want the public to know that they are doing good, operate on principles and want to help Kenyans and be model partners for communities. Read more »
Nation, 24 June 2017
The launch of the standard gauge railway 18 months ahead of schedule was due largely to the personal zeal and commitment of President Uhuru Kenyatta. Despite criticism from the… Read more »
President Uhuru Kenyatta says the standard gauge railway will instead create more opportunities for matatu and boda boda operators as he directed the Ministry of Transport and ... Read more »