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[PHOTOS] You will pay up to Sh360 on Expressway during trial

There will be three modes of payment for motorists using the Nairobi Expressway

In Summary

•There will be three modes of payment for motorists using the Nairobi Expressway.

•For the MTC mode, the motorists will have a card that can be loaded with toll points to be used at toll stations.

The Nairobi Expressway
The Nairobi Expressway
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

Kenya National Highways Authority said that the trial phase on the Nairobi Expressway will not be free as toll fees will be applied at the point of exit.

Transport CS James Macharia on Saturday announced that the road was not officially open for public use.

There will be three modes of payment for motorists using the Nairobi Expressway, which include; cash, Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) and Manual Toll Collection(MTC).

CS James Macharia and other officials during the commissioning of the Nairobi Expressway on Saturday, May, 12, 2022.
CS James Macharia and other officials during the commissioning of the Nairobi Expressway on Saturday, May, 12, 2022.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

KeNHA said that motorists who opt for cash are not obligated to register before their trip on the Nairobi Expressway.

Toll stations on the Nairobi Expressway.
Toll stations on the Nairobi Expressway.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

On the ETC mode, the service allows toll points to be electronically deducted through the pre-installed On-board Unit (OBU) device, offering a non-stop road service.

CS James Macharia and other officials during the commissioning of the Nairobi Expressway on Saturday, May, 12, 2022.
CS James Macharia and other officials during the commissioning of the Nairobi Expressway on Saturday, May, 12, 2022.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

For the MTC mode, the motorists will have a card that can be loaded with toll points to be used at toll stations.

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

"Priorities will be given to ambulances, police vehicles, military vehicles and fire engines," KeNHA added.

Last month, the government revisetoll rates for the expressway by 16 per cent, meaning that motorists will have to pay more to access the road.

Officers on the Nairobi Expressway.
Officers on the Nairobi Expressway.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

This was done to reflect foreign exchange changes for the dollar-denominated charges, following the weakening of the Kenyan shilling.

The toll rates are set for future adjustments based on not just the prevailing exchange rate, but also changes in the Consumer Price Index. 

A toll attendant on the Nairobi Expressway
A toll attendant on the Nairobi Expressway
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI
CS James Macharia addressing the media during the commissioning of the Nairobi Expressway on Saturday, May, 12, 2022.
CS James Macharia addressing the media during the commissioning of the Nairobi Expressway on Saturday, May, 12, 2022.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

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