Kenya set on road tolls
NAIROBI, KENYA- The government has alerted motorists that road tolls are to be introduced along several major highways inthe near future.
The Nairobi-mombasa highway, the Nairobi-nakuru-mau Summit highway, Thika Road, the Southern Bypass and the second Nyali Bridge are first on the list.
However no rates have been announced and the issue is due for public debate. Road tolls help the governments to recoup the cost of road construction and maintenance.
The Kenya National Highways Authority (KENHA) is overseeing the process of tendering for the toll concessions. According to the government it cost near $40 billion to look after and manage Kenya’s major roads.
“Even if we think of going to development partners, there is a limit to how much we can borrow,” Peter Mundinia, the KENHA said last week.
MAINTENANCE COSTS: The Thika Superhighway is one of first on the list.