Kenya is partnering with Britain to build a new rail hub in the nation’s capital Nairobi. Its development arm, the CDC Group will invest Ksh1.356 ( equivalent to $1 billion) in various sectors over the next five years, officials said on Tuesday.
In recent years, after signing a new post-Brexit trade deal in late 2020, Britain has increased its engagement with Nairobi.
It has also shown a readiness to assist Kenya develop its infrastructure, an area dominated by Chinese funds and firms in the past decade.
British engineering firm Atkin Global is designing a modern, eight-platform central rail station and a public space, which will anchor commercial and residential developments on a 425-acre spread that will host the railway transit hub.
The deal was first agreed between Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at a meeting in London two years ago.
Britain’s minister for Africa, Vicky Ford adds that “We are delivering that ambitious, strategic partnership that was agreed by our two national leaders.”
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