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Vol 60 No 9

Published 3rd May 2019


Belt, road and pork barrel

The President heads into uncharted territory in dealings with China but also with opponents and allies at home

While the leaders of Egypt, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Mozambique brought their official staff to China's recent Belt and Road Forum last week, Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta also brought the nominal leader of the opposition, Raila Odinga and his staff. The object was, primarily, to make the case for Chinese financial support for the extension of the Chinese-financed Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) from Naivasha to Odinga's home-town of Kisumu.

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