Thirty-five Kenyan students will depart to China at the end of February on a scholarship program to prepare them for the development of Kenya’s new railway.

Transport and Infrastructure Cabinet Secretary, James Macharia said the students will receive undergraduate education at Beijing.

The 35 students are the second batch of Kenyan students going to study in China under the China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) scholarship program, which aims to train 100 Kenyan students in railway studies.

The first batch of 25 students left for China in 2016.

Macharia said Kenya as well as the East African region lacks sufficient number of railway professionals to develop and maintain railway infrastructure.

Once the students complete their studies, they will get employment, given that Kenya plans to extend its railway network.




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