”Uku ni Kenya kweli?” Beautiful Nairobi Expressway Excites Kenyans: Its a beautiful Evening and I hope you are having a fantastic day. Just this week, a photo of the New Nairobi Express Highway in Westlands has been trending on the various social media platforms. The photo involves a clear image of the highway, fully tarmacked, looking like the roads we see in London and China. Here is the photo
The Government, through the Ministry of Transport Cabinet Secretary has announced that the Expressway will be ready to be used in March 2022. The expressway has changed the entire phase of Nairobi city, bringing out the architectural beauty of the country.
The 27 Kilometer expressway stretches from Mlolongo through the Uhuru Highway to the James Gichuru Road junction in Westlands, Southern Bypass.
WHY IS THE NEW EXPRESSWAY BEING BUILT?
The Uhuru-Led government has used a lot of state resources and foreign aids in a bid to improve the road network in Kenya. From a normal phase, we might complain how the Uhuru government has had a number of corruption allegations but truth be told, his government has really invested in road networks.
The four lane duo Carriage expressway also Links the Jomo Kenyatta International airport to the Nairobi-Nakuru Highway. It is part of the Northern Corridor route that serves Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and the democratic Republic of Congo. The road way built to reduce the traffic flow and the travel time through the city, enhancing Nairobi’s economic vitality. This will in turn improve Kenya’s competitiveness in the East Africa region.
That aside, it is proposed that each driver would be required to spend a fee of between 100kshs and 1550 to use the route.