KeNHA has announced recommendations for motorists using the Nairobi-Nakuru Highway and the JKIA-Westlands Expressway to pay toll charges.
In the new recommendations by KeNHA, motorists will have to part with between 1,458 to 7,290 shillings to use the Nairobi-Nakuru Highway, for a one-way trip.
According to KeNHA, high-capacity vehicles like transit lorries will have to pay 30 shillings per kilometer to use the highway while low-capacity vehicles like saloon cars will pay 6 shillings per kilometer on the 243-kilometer road.
Peter Mundinia, KeNHA director-general, has said that motorists will also pay the same charges to use the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to Westlands expressway that starts at Mlolongo and end in Westlands, a total of 18.586 kilometers.
According to Mundinia, the charges, have however not been approved by the Transport CS yet.
The new toll fees will start to be charged after the completion of the two highways, which are still under construction.
Four tolling stations have already been identified by KeNHA on the Nairobi-Nakuru highway; one after the Rironi interchange, the second one on A8 South (along Naivasha-Mai Mahiu), the third at the Gilgil weighbridge and the last one at Salgaa.
On the other hand, the JKIA-Westlands expressway is set to have the same number of toll stations given that the highway will have about 10 interchanges.
Consequently, lorries travelling from Nairobi to Nakuru and back will have to pay a total fee of 14,580 shillings while saloon car owners will pay a total of 2,916 shillings.
The toll fees are an added charge to motorists, who already pay an 18 shillings fuel levy charged to maintain Kenyan roads.
The recommended toll charges by KeNHA will now rank Kenyan roads among the most expensive roads to travel on.
Source: Business Daily