Kenya: 2,500km roads to be built from 2017
The government will launch the construction of 2,500 kilometres of roads before the next General Election, Transport Principal Secretary John Mosonik has said.
He said it was part of the “10,000 programme” of low volume traffic roads.
“A total of 2,327 kilometres of roads in 30 counties are being built while an additional 2,500 kilometres are under evaluation and will be launched in early 2017 to cover other counties,” Mosonik said.
Mosonik said the government paved 2,302 kilometres of roads in three years. “This translates to an average of 767 kilometres annually, a remarkable improvement from the previous average of less than 200 kilometres.”
Kenya has 161,453 kilometres of roads, out of which 16,302 are paved to bitumen standards.