Kenya’s government has started talks with China Road and Bridge Corporation, which is building a standard gauge railway line in the country, about an extension of the line to Naivasha, northwest of the capital Nairobi. The announcement of the proposal came after President Uhuru Kenyatta’s visit to the construction site of the railway line.
The proposed 120-kilometer extension would reach special industrial zones to be set up in Naivasha. The railway line will link Nairobi with the port city of Mombasa, and is expected to eventually extend across East Africa to countries like Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan. The railway line will play an important role in improving Kenya’s transport system, boosting regional economy and deepening integration in East Africa.