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President Uhuru Kenyatta launches the most expensive road ever, the expressway.

Mlolongo expressway station.

By Machuki Dennson

President Uhuru Kenyatta has officially commissioned the 27.8 km Nairobi Expressway which has been in use on trial basis since 15th May.
The 599 million USD elevated dual carriageway was developed on Public-Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement, and stretches from Mlolongo through Uhuru Highway to James Gichuru Road junction in Westlands.
Going by the current exchange rate in the forex market, the road cost kshs 70,682,000,000. A record tune of kshs 70.6 billion meaning each kilometer cost kshs 2,542,517, 985 that is approximately kshs 2.5b per kilometer.

At its peak, the Nairobi Expressway, the largest PPP road project in Africa, serves 45,000 vehicles daily, and has reduced travel time on the stretch to about 20 minutes from two hours previously.


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