Thursday July 18, 2019 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has approved the construction of Muranga –Nyeri Super highway that will cost Kenyan taxpayers Sh 30 billion.
The highway will run all way from Kenol Township in Murang’a County through Makutano and Sagana in Kirinyaga County and Kambiti in Machakos to Marua in Nyeri.
According to the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA), the expansion of the highway coded A2 is expected to have a major impact in the region, with at least four Mount Kenya counties getting expanded connection to Nairobi by an expressway.
The highway will form part of the African Development Bank (AfDB) financed Great North Highway that is expected to link Kenya to Ethiopia.
Once the construction is over, it is expected to cut traveling time between Nyeri and Nairobi by at least one hour.
Completion of the highway will make it easier to move farm produce to Nairobi and onward to Mombasa.
Counties that stand to reap from the highway are Murang’a, which will have a dual carriageway traversing it, as well as Kirinyaga, Nyeri, Machakos and Embu.
KeNHA spokesman, Joseph Kariuki, says that Kiambu County will also be a major beneficiary after the reworking of exits into Thika town where the superhighway end.
The Kenyan DAILY POST