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Kenya Railways Dismisses Comparisons Between SGR and Morocco, Ethiopia Projects

Kenya Railways Corporation has come to the defence of the construction of the Standard Gauge Railway following concerns over the cost compared to other railway projects in the continent. The Corporation Managing Director Atanus Maina says the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) is built based on the needs of the country which is to primarily ease the moving goods to and from the port of Mombasa. Speaking to Capital FM Business, Maina says Kenya's objectives for the railway are different from those of other countries like Ethiopia, and that the dynamics of rolling out the massive infrastructure projects are different.

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Tapping into Nairobi’s growing fitness trend

Impressive economic growth, rapid urbanisation and the growing influence of western culture and diets have seen a growing number of fitness centers being set up in Kenya in recent years. This trend, coupled with experience as an athlete in her formative years, drove Saloni Kantaria to quit her legal practice and open Reform Cycling and Strength Studio this year. “In 2013 I just started to notice the city was changing very, very quickly,” says Kantaria. “Lots of things were going on. New concepts were opening up. Lots of franchise hotels were starting to enter into the market. There was more optimism among people in Nairobi about the economy. So I noticed obviously nobody was doing anything properly in the fitness space.”

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Evylin Munyi is improving farming for small-holder farmers in Kenya

Kenya is a country renowned for its agriculture and the quality of its produce, but for many small-holder farmers, the challenge is improving both yields and livelihoods. For Evylin Munyi and her co-founder at KOFAR Kenya Ltd, the solution was to create a business that would help farms to repair the soil using organic materials to boost crops and farm efficiency.

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Kenya To Go On With Nuclear Energy Plans Despite Huge Renewable Energy Potential

Kenya will go on with plans to construct its first ever nuclear plant to fill its power deficit, defying calls from Italian and German experts who urged the nation to instead focus on developing its renewable energy. East Africa’s biggest economy identified possible sites near Lake Turkana, Lake Victoria and the Indian Ocean, targeting to use the vast water resources to cool off the reactors once they start generating power.

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