Multinational - Kapchorwa-Suam-Kitale and Eldoret Bypass Roads Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 29 Mar 2017
Signature Date 19 May 2017
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2022
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2022
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21020
Commitment U.A 95,260,728.69
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Project is a multinational operation that provides an important link between Uganda and Kenya by connecting through the border post of Suam. The Uganda side of the project road is Kapchorwa-Suam and the Kenya side of the project road are Suam-Kitale and Eldoret Bypass. The project road supports the regional integration objective of member countries of East African Community (EAC) and Great Lakes Region, especially Uganda and Kenya by connecting to Suam and further linking with Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan. This is a transformative project that contributes to socio-economic development, poverty reduction and regional integration in eastern Uganda and western Kenya. The overall project cost for the two countries is estimated as Unit of Account (UA) 186.93 million or United States Dollar (USD) 253.0 million. The Uganda side project cost estimate is UA 78.12 million or USD 105.76 million. It involves the upgrading of Kapchorwa-Suam road (73km). The Kenya side of the project cost estimate is UA 108.81 million or USD147.3 million. The project in Kenya is 77 km consisting of 45 km for Suam –Kitale (rehabilitation and upgrading) and construction of 32 km Eldoret Town Bypass. The construction period of the roads contracts will be 36 months for Uganda and 30 months for Kenya.

Project Objectives

The project objectives are two-fold: (a) At Regional level (for both countries), the objective is to contribute to improving road transportation and trade facilitation along the Suam Border to foster transport linkage with Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan and DRC and improve traffic congestion of Eldoret town on the Northern Corridor. (b) At National level, the development objective is to contribute to improving transport services and agricultural productivity in the Kapchorwa-Suam-Kitale area and reduce the traffic congestion in Eldoret Town to stimulate and support local economic activities by reducing road maintenance costs, vehicle operating costs and travel time in the Eastern Uganda and Western part of Kenya.


The direct beneficiaries of the project outputs are the 1.4 million people, with approximately 593,500 directly benefiting living in the project immediate zone of influence area, local and regional traders and transporters using the project road.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-DB0-183
Last Update 31 Oct 2019


Contact Details

Name MAMMO Zerfu Tessema

Geographic Location

Country Multinational