•The Expressway had been closed on Saturday following a lapse in the trial period.
•The commissioning now means the project is available for public use.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has officially commissioned the Nairobi Expressway.
The Expressway had been closed on Saturday following a lapse in the trial period.
The commissioning now means the project is available for public use.
The Moja Expressway Company, which manages the road said the road will be available for use once it is officially launched.
While launching the project, Uhuru said the project is a fundamental overhaul of how government can use the PPP model to bridge infrastructure deficits.
"Hongera to all who made this masterpiece a success and for the government and the people of Kenya for having confidence in our infrastructure projects," he said.
"Our gratitude goes to CRBC for choosing to invest and demonstrate their confidence in our country."
Uhuru said during the trial period, the number of vehicles that were expected to make use of the road exceeded expectations.
“The trials on the expressway have proved its impact on manufacturing, tourism, hospitality sectors directly creating job and investment opportunities in the region,” Uhuru said.
He said that the expressway has helped to reduce Nairobi traffic jams which cost the country lots of money.
The trial period for the Nairobi Expressway commenced from May 14 to July 30.
The trial phase was to assess the project and establish what needs to be done to enable effective service delivery.
A number of accidents have been reported on the highway during the trial phase, especially at the Mlolongo toll station.