The government has raised the fees for utilizing the Nairobi Expressway, shifting from the existing range of Ksh.100 to Ksh.310 to a revised range of Ksh.170 to Ksh.500 at all stations along the Mlolongo-Westlands route.
Roads and Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen announced the new charges in a gazette notice dated December 31, 2023, saying the new rates take effect immediately.
CS Murkomen attributed the increase to the global dollar variation rates.
“In exercise of the powers conferred by section 4B (3) of the Public Roads Toll Act, the Cabinet Secretary for Roads and Transport approves the toll rates for the Nairobi Express Way as set out in the Schedule,” stated the notice.
“The Base Toll Rates may be adjusted as per the CPI and Exchange Rate on and after the Commercial Operation Date.”
In the new rates, motorists entering the Expressway on Mlolongo and exiting at the SGR station and the Eastern Bypass will be required to pay Ksh.250 up from the current Ksh.100, while those exiting at the Southern Bypass will pay Ksh.330 up from Ksh.210.
On the same route, vehicles exiting at Capital Hill and Haile Selassie stations will pay Ksh.410 up from Ksh.210.
Exits at Museum Hill, The Mall and Nairobi Westland’s terminus will attract Ksh.500 rate up from Ksh.310.
The same rates will also be applicable for motorists travelling through the opposite route from the Nairobi Westlands entry terminus to the Mlolongo exit terminus.
The shorter routes from Syokimau to the SGR station and those from SGR and the JKIA stations to the Eastern Bypass will cost motorists Ksh.170 up from Ksh.100. The same applies for the reverse routes.