Young Kenyans are choosing to learn Mandarin as China's economic influence on Africa grows.

Last year Kenya signed deals worth more than $5bn with China for a railway line and an energy project.

The deal mirrors others made between African nations and authorities in Beijing.

Earlier this year, China signed a $13bn contract in Nigeria to build a new railway network.

It also pledged more than $2bn for a power station and coal mines in Zimbabwe. 

Li Ke-chiang, the Chinese premier, is currently on a four-nation Africa tour.

Al Jazeera's Jane Ferguson reports from Nairobi.

Source: Al Jazeera