Most Expensive Roads in Kenya.

You will find the list of the most expensive roads in Kenya here.

Over the last few years, Kenya has invested heavily in infrastructure with an aim of improving the country’s economy which has been growing steadily over the years. One of the most fundamental infrastructures that the Kenyan government has invested in is the construction of roads and highways to enhance the swift movement of people and goods from one location to another.

This has been achieved through three authorities that are tasked with overseeing the construction and Maintenace of various roads at different levels in the country. These include Kenya National Highways Authority (KENHA), Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA), and Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KERRA).

This article outlines the most expensive roads in Kenya as of 2022, highlighting their length in Kilometres, cost and year of construction or completion.

1. Nairobi-Mau Summit Toll Highway- Ksh 160 Billion.

This is an upcoming project and arguably the most expensive road that is expected to cost the government a whopping Ksh 160 Billion. The highway is expected to stretch for a distance of 233 Kilometres from Nairobi all the way to Mau Summit.

The road is expected to widen the existing Rironi-Mai Mahiu-Naivasha road as well as a partial upgrading of the old Nairobi-Nakuru Highway. Its construction commenced in September 2021 and is expected to be completed in 2 years’ time. The contractors will then take control of the road and charge a toll fee for a period of 30 years until they recover their money.

2. Nairobi Expressway – Ksh 65 Billion.

Nairobi Expressway

The Nairobi Expressway, which is currently the talk of the town is expected to stretch from Mlolongo through JKIA and Nairobi CBD to Waiyaki way in wetlands, covering a distance of 27 Kilometres.

The Iconic expressway is expected to cost a whopping Ksh 65 Billion. The China Road and Bridge Corporation, which is constructing the highway shall charge a toll fee of Ksh 300 per day for 27 years to recoup its money before rendering the road to the state.

3. South Sudan Link Road – Ksh 37 Billion.

Kenya - South Sudan Link Road Aerial Photo
Makutano (Lodwar – Lokitaung junction)
Photo by Standard Media

The road, which is being constructed by the Kenya National Highways Authority KeNHA shall connect Kitale-Kapenguria-Lokichar-Lodwar-Kakuma and Lokichar Town, covering a distance of 30 Kilometres.

4. Kenol-Sagana- Ksh 32 Billion.

Kenol – Sagana – Marua Highway Improvement Project
Kenol – Sagana – Marua Highway Improvement Project
Photo / Kenya National Highways Authority

The 120 Kilometre road project running from Kenol market to Sagana shall connect The Nothern Corridor to Thika and Nairobi and the ongoing Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia-Transport (LAPSSET) project.

5. Thika Super Highway- Ksh 32 Billion.

Thika Road Super Highway Muthaiga Area Aerial View
Night long exposure image of Thika superhighway traffic
Photo by Otieno Nyadimo

The dual carriage highway which connects Thika, Nairobi and Garrisa was pioneered by the former president Mwai Kibaki in 2009 and took 4 years to construct. The 50 Kilometre road was officially commissioned by President Mwai Kibaki in 2012 and is marked as one of his greatest achievements in his reign.