NAIROBI, Oct. 17, 2019 - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta boards the train after the launching ceremony of Kenya's standard gauge railway (SGR) Phase 2A at Maai Mahiu Station in Kenya, Oct. 16, 2019. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday launched the 120-km Nairobi-Naivasha SGR that is expected to transform the country's hinterland through enhanced movement of passengers and cargo. China Communication Construction Company implemented phase 2A of the SGR whose landmark features include five stations that will facilitate passenger transport as well as 3 tunnels, 29 bridges and 148 culverts.

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Photo taken on Oct. 16, 2019 shows the Maai Mahiu Station on the Nairobi-Naivasha Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) in Kenya.

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta delivers a speech at the launching ceremony of Kenya's standard gauge railway (SGR) Phase 2A at Maai Mahiu Station in Kenya, Oct. 16, 2019.

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta attends the launching ceremony of Kenya's standard gauge railway (SGR) Phase 2A at Maai Mahiu Station in Kenya, Oct. 16, 2019.

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