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MOMBASA, Kenya, May 31 (Xinhua) — Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday launched the passenger train service of the 480-km Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), paving way for the nation’s endeavor for industrialization and prosperity.

Terming it as “a new chapter” in the history of Kenya, the president said the modern railway will replace the meter gauge railway that was constructed more than 100 years ago during the British colonial rule.

 

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