BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,14TH MAY,2022-Motorists can now use the Nairobi Expressway toll road that cuts through the city from Westlands to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
The 27.1-kilometer road starts from Mlolongo passing through JKIA and Nairobi’s CBD to the James Gichuru junction along Waiyaki Way.
The road was commissioned for trials by Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia.
Macharia said so far, 11,000 vehicles had been registered to use the expressway, in an exercise undertaken by Moja Expressway, the company managing the new road.
“The expressway is going to help decongest the city, we are excited to launch it this morning,” he said.
Macharia said the government is set to rehabilitate the old Mombasa road at a cost of Sh9 billion to also incorporate a Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) line.
See exclusive photos of the brand new road below before it was commissioned as captured by Capital FM’s Lifestyle team: