|Approval Date||13 Nov 2013|
|Signature Date||27 Jan 2014|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2020|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||21023|
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.
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.
African Development Fund
Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA)
|Last Update||19 Oct 2020|
|Name||MAKAJUMA George Adongo|