Kenya has opened a major new railway between the port city of Mombasa and the capital, Nairobi, 18 months early.
President Uhuru Kenyatta said during the launch that the $3.2bn (Â£2.5bn) Chinese-funded line signalled a new chapter in the country.
He warned that he would authorise the execution of vandals after four people were arrested damaging sections of a guardrail.
It is Kenya’s biggest infrastructure project since independence.
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