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Nairobi’s new expressway may ease traffic woes – but mostly for the wealthy

Nairobi’s new expressway may ease traffic woes – but mostly for the wealthy

AN expressway, currently being constructed through Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, is nearing completion. The Chinese-financed toll road starts near Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in the east and ends on the western edge of the city. Urban planning expert Laji Adoyo provides insights into the role this road will play and whether it addresses the city’s challenges. LAJI ADOYO, Lecturer, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Kenyatta University Why is the new expressway being built? The government of Kenya is constructing the Nairobi Expressway road project. Once completed, the four-lane dual carriageway will run over 27km, linking Mlolongo town in Machakos county…
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