Kenya - Mombasa-Mariakani Highway Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 11 Mar 2015
Signature Date 22 May 2015
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2023
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 80,000,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The project road is an important section of the Northern Corridor (NC) which links the port of Mombasa in Kenya with the land-linked eastern and central African countries of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Mombasa-Mariakani road is located in Mombasa and Kilifi Counties of Coastal Kenya. The Project consists of the dualling of 41.7 km of the Mombasa–Mariakani Highway with grade separated junctions and associated soft components including training of unemployed youth, capacity building consultancy services for mainstreaming gender in road sub-sector and to improve sustainability of road maintenance. The total cost of the project is UA 189.42 million. The project is co-financed by the Bank Group (42.2%), German Development Bank (KfW) (22.2%), European Investment Bank (22.2%), Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund (8.9%) and Government of Kenya (4.5%). The overall implementation period is 5 years (2015 – 2020) with additional maintenance period of 5 years.

Project Objectives

The development objectives of the project are to increase trade and regional integration and to contribute to the GOK’s social and economic development and poverty reduction efforts by providing a more efficient and effective transport system. The objective of the project is to improve transport of import and export goods, and passengers traffic along the Northern Corridor. The project will also contribute towards restoring the road network, and improving economic and social welfare of people living in urban, peri-urban and rural areas along the project road.


Project beneficiaries are corridor residents who will have greater economic opportunities and improved access to social services and goods. Regional beneficiaries include producers, manufacturers and traders who will have an improved access on the main corridor from the Port of Mombasa easing movement of exports and imports at a reduced time and cost.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Kenya
Kenya National Highway Authority
Government of Kenya


IATI identifier 46002-P-KE-DB0-021
Last Update 24 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Zerfu Tessema MAMMO

Geographic Location

Country Kenya
Coordinates Location Name
-3.6666729983 39.7500215033 Kilifi County
-3.86332 39.47362 Mariakani
-4.05466 39.66359 Mombasa
-4.0500010973 39.6666262606 Mombasa County