Transport Cabinet Secretary (CS) James Macharia has gazetted the Nairobi Expressway as a toll road.

In the gazette Notice issued on Thursday, CS Macharia indicated that ambulances, police and military vehicles exempt from toll charges.

In August 2020, KENHA confirmed that private firm was contracted and deal signed to collect the toll fees for the motorists who will be plying the highway.

Payments

But the authority did not disclose the firm but said the deal has already been signed paving the way for construction of Kenya’s first double-decker expressway at an estimated cost of Sh59 billion and financed under the public-private partnership (PPP) model.

The Nairobi Expressway involves a four-lane and six-lane dual carriageway within the existing median of Mombasa Road/Uhuru Highway/Waiyaki Way and 10 interchanges.

The toll charges will be kept in a special fund to finance maintenance of the highways and repayment of other roads built by private contractors but fail to generate enough funds to pay investors due to the low number of users.