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Sh230bn Nairobi-Mombasa dual carriageway set for next year

KeNHA director-general Peter Mundinia ( Center) briefs the media at the Athi River - Machakos turnoff yesterday. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU | NMG
KeNHA director-general Peter Mundinia ( Center) briefs the media at the Athi River - Machakos turnoff yesterday. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU | NMG  

The upgrade of the busy Mombasa-Nairobi highway into a dual carriageway will start next year as talks to build the Sh230 billion road nears completion.

Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) director-general Peter Mundinia says the talks with the America’s export-import (Exim) bank for the financing of the multibillion-shilling project is ongoing and expected to close soon.

“We expect and hope that we are going to start construction of this road in the next one year once we complete the talks. This is a major road that requires upgrading to curb the frequent traffic snarl-ups,” he said.

Mr Mundinia said works have already started at a section of the highway notorious for traffic jams.

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