Kenya launches multi-billion dollar railway amid concerns over costs

Kenya has unveiled its first new railway in a century. The first section of the multi-billion dollar project is now operational after two and a half years of construction.

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    Kenya has unveiled its first new railway in a century. The first section of the multi-billion dollar project is now operational after two and a half years of construction.

    The route will eventually connect Kenya to several of its neighbours and is the country's biggest infrastructure project since independence in 1963.

    But the China-backed project has been surrounded by allegations of corruption, high cost of construction and environmental threats.

    Al Jazeera's Catherine Soi reports from Mombasa, Kenya.


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