One morning in March, a Chinese-built train departed the Kenyan capital of Nairobi and headed to the middle of nowhere.
The World Bank warned that building the new SGR would cost 18 times as much as simply rehabilitating damaged or neglected sections of the old one. But Kenya’s leaders cared more about grandiosity than fiscal responsibility. Generations of Kenyans will be paying the price.
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