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Uhuru opens Sh8bn Taveta road to ease border traffic

Transport CS James Macharia. FILE PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NMG
Transport CS James Macharia. FILE PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NMG 

President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday opened the Mwatate-Taveta road and commissioned the construction of a six-lane highway between Mombasa and Mariakani as part of efforts to decongest cross-border transport corridors.

The Mwatate-Taveta road, built at a cost of Sh8.4 billion, is part of a transnational highway which runs from Kenya through Tanzania to Burundi.

It was the Kenyan side that remained untarmacked until the African Development Bank agreed to jointly fund the project with the government.

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