Standard gauge plans on hold in Kenya

Kenya and Uganda’s transport ministers have announced that further phases of the ambitious standard gauge railway serving the two countries have been put on hold in favour of upgrades to the existing metre gauge network.

KENYA: Little more than a year after the opening of the Chinese-built 1 435 mm gauge railway between Mombasa and Nairobi, there are signs that East Africa’s love affair with China’s Belt & Road Initiative may be waning.

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