Nairobi Expressway road project

By Susan Njire

The government of Kenya through the Kenya National Highways Authority KeNHA has mobilised private sector capital and expertise in the infrastructure and partnered with the China Roads and Bridges Corporation CRBC to implement the Nairobi Expressway project.

However Kenyans were up in arms as the proposed Expressway will see one of the oldest rugby clubs in Kenya Mwamba RFC lose it’s iconic and richly historic Railway grounds.

A Kenya gazette notice No.2161 dated March 12 ,2020. detailed the intended acquisition of several parcels of land to give way for the construction of the Nairobi Expressway.

The mega project has been marked I controversy from day one with protests forcing the government to redesign sections of the road.

The 27km four lane dual carriageway is to cost Ksh. 61 Billions running from JKIA to the Western part of the city.

It was also revealed that motorists would have to fork out Ksh 300 to bypass the usually gridlocked Uhuru highway if they choose to use the Nairobi Expressway running from Mlolongo to James Gichuru road for their convenience.

The proposed Nairobi Expressway is underpinned by a concessionaire of the CRBC PPP deal. They will build,design finance maintain and thereafter transfer to government at the end of 30 years.
The project is proposed to be developed in a public private partnership.

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