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Nairobi Expressway to remain closed for public use from today evening

A section of the Nairobi Expressway. [Collins Kweyu, Standard]

The Nairobi Expressway will be closed off to the public beginning today, Saturday, from 9.00 pm.

Moja Expressway Company, the firm behind the construction of the 27-kilometer expressway said that the trial period that began on May 14, 2022, has come to an end.

“The Nairobi Expressway will remain closed on Saturday, July 30 from 9 pm. Sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused,” the company said.

The expressway will now remain closed until it is officially commissioned by President Uhuru Kenyatta, on a date yet to be announced. 

“The commissioning will mark a monumental achievement which has given Nairobi a new face.”  

Motorists have been urged to use alternative routes until normal services resume.

 The road was opened for public use on May 14, under President Uhuru's regime, as one of his legacy projects. 

The Nairobi Expressway which begins at Mlolongo, connects Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to the CBD, terminating at James Gichuru in Westlands.

It is aimed at controlling traffic in the city.