Kenya - Nairobi outer ring road improvement Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 13 Nov 2013
Signature Date 27 Jan 2014
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2023
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 77,600,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Nairobi Outer Ring Road Project is an improvement of an arterial road in the city of Nairobi, designed as a congestion-relief highway. The Bank is best placed and experienced to successfully finance the Outer Ring Road Project, owing to its experience in partnering with the GoK to deliver the Nairobi-Thika Highway Project in 2012. The importance of the project road as part of the broader Nairobi road network is in line with the Bank’s Urban Development Strategy of 2011.

Project Objectives

Key outcomes include improved accessibility to the larger populations of Nairobi Eastlands area, reduced travel time to commuters, improved air quality to travellers and residents residing closer to the roadway, improved property values arising from reduced congestion, and improved business environment for informal traders arising from new market facilities and improved sanitation. The disadvantaged youth from the informal settlements are also poised to gain from artisan training program under the project aimed at enhancing their skills to assure long-term gainful employment thereafter.


The project is a 13 km-long Outer-Ring Road located in Nairobi City County traversing districts of Nairobi East and Nairobi North directly serving a population of 2,2 million—constituting about 70% of Nairobi City County population. In addition to this population, there are other beneficiaries mainly users of major connecting corridors such as the Nairobi-Thika Highway, Eastern Bypass road, Kangundo Road, Northern Bypass road, Mombasa Road, and the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The project will directly contribute to reduction of congestion in Nairobi and provide up to 2,000 local jobs, and indirectly contribute to an enabling environment for private sector investment.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Kenya
Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA)
Government of Kenya


IATI identifier 46002-P-KE-DB0-020
Last Update 24 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Wambui Winfred GICHURU

Geographic Location

Country Kenya
Coordinates Location Name
-1.28333 36.83333 Nairobi