Kenya set on road tolls

East African Business Week - - NEWS - BY JOHN SAMBO

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.

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