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New inreased Fees for Using the Nairobi Expressway

The government has announced an increase in fees for utilizing the Nairobi Expressway. The previous charges, ranging from Ksh.100 to Ksh.310, have now been adjusted to a new scale of Ksh.170 to Ksh.500 for all stations along the Mlolongo-Westlands route.

Roads and Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen disclosed the updated rates in a gazette notice dated December 31, 2023, with immediate effect. The Cabinet Secretary attributed the adjustment to fluctuations in global dollar exchange rates.

CS Murkomen stated in the notice, “In exercise of the powers conferred by section 4B (3) of the Public Roads Toll Act, the Cabinet Secretary for Roads and Transport approves the toll rates for the Nairobi Expressway as set out in the Schedule.” He further mentioned, “The Base Toll Rates may be adjusted as per the CPI and Exchange Rate on and after the Commercial Operation Date.”

Under the revised rates, vehicles entering the Expressway from Mlolongo and exiting at the SGR station and the Eastern Bypass will now be charged Ksh.250, up from the previous Ksh.100. Those exiting at the Southern Bypass will pay Ksh.330, an increase from Ksh.210.

For exits at Capital Hill and Haile Selassie stations on the same route, motorists will be required to pay Ksh.410, up from Ksh.210. Meanwhile, exits at Museum Hill, The Mall, and Nairobi Westlands terminus will incur a fee of Ksh.500, up from Ksh.310.

These rates will also apply to motorists traveling in the opposite direction, from the Nairobi Westlands entry terminus to the Mlolongo exit terminus.

Shorter routes from Syokimau to the SGR station and from SGR and the JKIA stations to the Eastern Bypass will now cost motorists Ksh.170, an increase from Ksh.100. The same adjustment applies to the reverse routes

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Ken Maasai

Ken Wakuraya is a seasoned Journalist with official accreditation from the Media Council of Kenya, possessing extensive expertise in covering political, Entertainment, and Human interest stories.

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