[PHOTOS] Nairobi Expressway now open for public use

Uhuru said the expressway will be open for trial.

In Summary

•Once the motorists reach the centres, they have a choice to select the type of service they want: Manual Toll Collection or Electronic Toll Collection.

•Moja Expressway, a subsidiary of China Road and Bridge Corporation, will operate the road for 27 years to recoup the money through toll fees.

Motorists on the Nairobi Expressway on Saturday, May, 12, 2022.
Motorists on the Nairobi Expressway on Saturday, May, 12, 2022.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

Transport CS James Macharia was accompanied by IG Hillary Mutyambai on Saturday during opening of the Nairobi Expressway for public use.

Last week, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced that the Nairobi expressway will be operational for use from May 14.

Speaking on Sunday during the City Marathon, Uhuru said the expressway will be open for trial.

“We will allow Kenyans to use the expressway so that we see the loopholes that exist before we officially launch it,” he said.

Transport CS James Macharia accompanied by IG Hillary Mutyambai during opening of the Nairobi Expressway for public use.
Transport CS James Macharia accompanied by IG Hillary Mutyambai during opening of the Nairobi Expressway for public use.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

Motorists intending to use the Nairobi Expressway can register their vehicles at Lavington or along Mombasa Road.

Moja Expressway, a subsidiary of China Road and Bridge Corporation, will operate the road for 27 years to recoup the money through toll fees.

Transport CS James Macharia and other officials during opening of the Expressway for public use.
Transport CS James Macharia and other officials during opening of the Expressway for public use.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

The corporation is responsible for designing, financing and building the expressway, and will operate it during the concession period.

Once the motorists reach the centres, they have a choice to select the type of service they want: Manual Toll Collection or Electronic Toll Collection.

Motorists on the Nairobi Expressway on Saturday, May, 12, 2022.
Motorists on the Nairobi Expressway on Saturday, May, 12, 2022.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI
Toll points on the Nairobi Expressway on Saturday, May, 12, 2022.
Toll points on the Nairobi Expressway on Saturday, May, 12, 2022.
Image: WILLIAM NYANGARESI

The Nairobi Expressway is expected to significantly decongest Mombasa Road and reduce travel time between Mlolongo and Westlands to an average of 15 minutes, according to State House.

Motorists on the Nairobi Expressway on Saturday, May, 12, 2022.
Motorists on the Nairobi Expressway on Saturday, May, 12, 2022.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI
Toll points on the Nairobi Expressway on Saturday, May, 12, 2022.
Toll points on the Nairobi Expressway on Saturday, May, 12, 2022.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI
A toll station on the Nairobi Expressway in Westlands.
A toll station on the Nairobi Expressway in Westlands.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI
Toll booths lined up at Westlands toll station.
Toll booths lined up at Westlands toll station.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI
Motorists with the ETC will have a specific lane along the expressway.
Motorists with the ETC will have a specific lane along the expressway.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI
Motorists have a choice to select the type of service they want: Manual Toll Collection or Electronic Toll Collection.
Motorists have a choice to select the type of service they want: Manual Toll Collection or Electronic Toll Collection.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI
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