The government has announced new changes regarding the use of the Nairobi expressway upon its completion in 2022.

Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) Director General Engineer Peter Mundinia made the announcements while on an interview with Hot 96 on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.

Mundinia stated that everyone will be allowed to use the Nairobi expressway. Boda-bodas, trailers, cars, vans, and buses can use the multi-billion monstrosity.

File image of KeNHA Director General Eng. Peter Mundinia. |Photo| Courtesy|

He announced that there will be a lane specifically demarcated for boda-boda use.

"Cameras will also be set up all over. If a boda-boda guy does not keep to his lane, he will be arrested and fined," Mundinia warned.

He further stated that hopefully the road will be completed by December this year, and open to public use by April 2022. 

A gazette notice published on December 31, 2020, revealed that the expressway would only be open to four classes of vehicles; light vehicles with two axles to heavy vehicles with four or more axles.

It also had stated that two-wheeled and three-wheeled vehicles such as motorcycles and tuk-tuks had been prohibited from using the expressway.

Mundinia's statement now indicates that the government had decided to allow boda-boda's on the expressway, designating a special lane for them.

File image of the Nairobi Expressway under construction. |Photo| Courtesy|