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A goats herd walks alongside a newly laid section of rail track near the Simba passing station which will form part of the new Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) line in Simba, Kenya, on Thursday, March 17, 2016. By providing an alternative to roads, the 1,100-kilometer (684-mile) Chinese-financed railway will slash the time and cost of transporting people and goods between East Africa's landlocked nations. Photographer: Riccardo Gangale/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A goats herd walks alongside a newly laid section of rail track near the Simba passing station which will form part of the new Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) line in Simba, Kenya, on Thursday, March 17, 2016. By providing an alternative to roads, the 1,100-kilometer (684-mile) Chinese-financed railway will slash the time and cost of transporting people and goods between East Africa's landlocked nations. Photographer: Riccardo Gangale/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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Kenyans have high hopes for its new $3.8 billion Chinese-financed railway. CNN's Farai Sevenzo reports.

Kenya's new $3.8 billion railway

Kenyans have high hopes for its new $3.8 billion Chinese-financed railway. CNN's Farai Sevenzo reports.