Did Kenya Trip Into Debt-Trap With Chinese Railway Deal?

One intriguing clause in the contract reportedly says any disputes on the loan would only be resolved in Beijing through the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission. The deal also stipulates that even if Kenya gets alternative funds to offset the loan in lump sum, the Chinese bank has the right to refuse such payment or give conditions before accepting, writes Edwin Okoth for The Nation.

The standard gauge railway project.


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