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Transportation in Kenya

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Railways: total: 2,778 km

narrow gauge: 2,778 km 1.000-m gauge

note: the line connecting Nairobi with the port of Mombasa is the most important in the country, see [1]

Highways: total: 63,800 km paved: 8,868 km unpaved: 54,932 km (1996 est.)

There are ca. 25,000 matatus (minibuses), which constitute ca. 78 percent of the countryÒs public transport system. In February 2004, due to new safety regulations regarding compulsory safety belts and speed governors, many matatus are not operating. Many Kenyans walk to work now, and trains are overcrowded. [1] [1] [1]

Waterways: part of the Lake Victoria system is within the boundaries of Kenya Pipelines: petroleum products 483 km Ports and harbors: Kisumu, Lamu, Mombasa Merchant marine: total: 2 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 4,893 GRT/6,255 DWT ships by type: petroleum tanker 1, roll-on/roll-off 1 (1999 est.)

Airports: 230 (1999 est.)

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, located in Nairobi, is one of Kenya's large aviation facilities and the airport that serves the country with the most international flights.

Airports - with paved runways: total: 21 over 3,047 m: 4 2,438 to 3,047 m: 1 1,524 to 2,437 m: 2 914 to 1,523 m: 14 (1999 est.)

Airports - with unpaved runways: total: 209 2,438 to 3,047 m: 1 1,524 to 2,437 m: 14 914 to 1,523 m: 110 under 914 m: 84 (1999 est.)

See also : Kenya

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