26 December 1901
The Uganda railway line in Kenya was seen as a very ambitious infrastructure at its inception with the cost of the project causing most of the controversy. The railway was built by the British East Africa Company and stretched from Mombasa to Kisimu. Construction of the railway began in the 1890s and was completed in 1901. The railway line, administered by a single body, the East Africa Railway and Harbours, became non-operative when the East Africa Community broke up. The break up meant each country ran its own railway systems. The railway, which had now been expanded to span three countries Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania slowly collapsed in each country.

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