EU extends Sh3.4bn loan to fund Nairobi roads

Work in progress in Upper Hill.
The project targets main roads that inter-link major towns to Nairobi. PHOTO/FILE
The project, which will be a joint venture between the ministry of roads and government agencies, targets main roads that inter-link major towns to the capital Nairobi.

These include Limuru Road, Enterprise Road, which is set to inter-link with Mombasa Road, and Waiyaki Way, which is set to connect Thika Superhighway.

The project targets nine more roads that inter-link the suburbs with the city centre, a move aimed to ease congestion in the city roads.

“As Kenyans move into the city centre in large numbers so do the transport and infrastructure face challenges,’’ the EU’s Ambassador to Kenya Lodewijk Briet said.

The EU is also working out a plan that would review roads near Kilifi town and additionally upgrade the jua kali sector as part of a process to improve the housing sector in the coastal region.