The Nairobi Expressway will start working on Saturday, May 14 on a trial basis, President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced.

Speaking on Sunday while giving his speech during the inaugural Nairobi City Marathon dubbed the Uhuru Classic, President Kenyatta said it would not be an official launch.

The President said the trial basis beginning Saturday will enable contractors to determine areas that needed to be reinforced.

“Lakini wiki hii on Saturday tutaifungua on a trial basis kwa magari na wananchi waweze kuitumia nan do tuangalie sehemu ambazo zimebaki za kutengenezwa tengenezwa.

{President Uhuru Kenyatta}

“Kwa hivyo wakenya wenzangu kutoka Saturday ijayo hii barabara sasa itakuwa wazi kutumiwa na magari na wananchi na ndo tuweze kuendelea kujenga hii nchi tu ya Kenya na mji wetu wa Nairobi,” Uhuru stated.

The Nairobi Expressway has been under construction since 2020, and it was meant to ease the traffic jam along the Mombasa Road.

The government project costed over Sh88 billion and motorists are expected to pay up to Sh310 to use the now completed road once it is officially launched.