President Uhuru Kenyatta will be leaving for France on Wednesday where he will take 180 billion loan for a road project.

However, this news did not sit well with Kenyans who took to social media to castigate the move.

Kenyans on Twitter (KOT) questioned the move with some expressing their worry with the growing debt in the country.

The President will be signing a public-private partnership (PPP) deal for the dualling of the 190-kilometre Rironi-Nakuru-Mau Summit Road.

President Kenyatta will meet his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron to sign and lead over the inking of several PPP deals on water, infrastructure and energy.

Once complete, the road will be the country’s first toll highway outside Nairobi.

Of Roads and Loans

The road, a key segment of the Northern Corridor, is expected to significantly cut the travel time for both people and goods, reducing the cost of doing business.

It will also complement the standard gauge railway (SGR) services between Naivasha and Malaba Border.
Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) awarded the tender for the road to French firm Meridiam International, with others in the consortium.

President Macron was in Nairobi in March last year on a State visit.