- It was built to decongest traffic in the capital and provide seamless access to the JKIA airport and its environs.
- Among the stakeholders present were the Ministry of Roads and Transport, Kenha, Moja expressway company and China Roads and Bridges cooperation CRB.
Stakeholders and officials on Tuesday met at the Westlands toll station to celebrate 10 million users as a milestone the Nairobi Expressway has made.
"The Expressway which was launched on July 31, 2022, has seen 10 million unique users to date," Jean Ongio public relations officer at Moja Expressway company said.
Travel operations started in May last year.
It was built to decongest traffic in the capital and provide seamless access to the JKIA airport and its environs.
The chief guest was State Department for Roads PS Joseph Mbugua.
Also present was Kenha director general Kungu Ndung'u.
He said the expressway is iconic.
He termed it as a game changer for the seamless connectivity and decongestion of roads.
Ndung'u said the expressway gets 50,000 vehicles daily.
He encouraged motorists to go cashless with the ETC payment system adding that 12,000 pedestrians have registered to use ETC.
He said road rescue operations done on the Expressway are around 1000 times and conducted in less than 20 minutes.
"We are celebrating a successful project which we hope will encourage other investors to come in, not only in roads but also other sectors," he said.
He said the Expressway has greatly reduced congestion along Mombasa Road.
He hopes that a way can be found to allow the dropping off of travellers in the CBD.
Mbugua said the Expressway getting 10 million users shows Kenyans have faith in the roads constructed for them.
The road was constructed through a Private Public Partnership.
He thanked the stakeholders for the good work in the construction of the road.
Among the stakeholders present were the Ministry of Roads and Transport, Kenha, Moja expressway company and China Roads and Bridges cooperation CRB.