The construction of the so-called "lunatic line," or Uganda Railway, began in 1896 from Mombasa on the Kenyan coast and finally reached Kisumu on the eastern shore of Lake Victoria in 1901, costing an estimated four lives for every mile of track laid along the way—including some deaths infamously caused by a pair of man-eating lions on the Tsavo plains.
Today, in the centre of Kenya’s capital city, the Nairobi Railway Museum is dedicated to the history of the country's rail network.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Three Kenyan women and one Tanzanian have been charged with conspiring to recruit Kenyans for the Islamist group al Shabaab, a charge sheet issued by a courthouse in Mombasa showed on Wednesday.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan officials are counting and weighing more than 1,600 pieces of illegal ivory found hidden inside bags of sesame seeds in freight traveling from Uganda to Kenya's major port city, Mombasa.
NAIROBI/MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyans stood patiently in long lines on Monday to elect a new president but machete-wielding youths on the coast killed four policemen, casting a shadow over a vote seen as vital to repairing Keny...
China has agreed to help fund the construction of a railway line linking the Kenyan port city of Mombasa to Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan. ||| China has agreed to help fund the construction of a railway line linking the Ke...