Multinational - Kapchorwa-Suam-Kitale and Eldoret Bypass Roads Project (Kenya)

Project Summary

Approval Date 29 Mar 2017
Signature Date 19 May 2017
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2022
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 97,424,450.87
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Kapchorwa-Suam-Kitale and Eldoret Bypass Roads Project is a multinational operation that provides an important link between Uganda and Kenya. It's a regional road traversing via Suam border and supports regional and national social-economic growth strategies and improves the traffic congestion in Eldoret Town. 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 and regional integration in eastern Uganda and western Kenya. In addition, the improvement of the road will promote the effort of the Governments in poverty reduction through better road infrastructure in the two countries by providing all weather access for the supply of farm inputs and evacuation of produce to major market centers, thus improving the level of service and efficiency of the road network and reducing transport costs. In both countries, the project also includes supervision consultancy, studies, training of unemployed youth and capacity building components. The construction period of the roads contracts will be 36 months for Uganda and 30 months for Kenya.

Project Objectives

The sector goal of the project is to contribute to socio-economic development, poverty reduction and regional integration through an improved and sustainable transport system that links centers of economic activity. The objective of the project is to improve access and connectivity between Uganda and Kenya as well as to stimulate economic activity in the eastern parts of Uganda and western part of Kenya and ease the traffic congestion along the Northern Corridor and within Eldoret Town.


The direct beneficiaries of the project outputs are the 1.4 million people living in the project zone of influence area, local and regional traders and transporters using the project road. The benefits shall include reduced time of travel to economic and social services notably markets, schools, health facilities, administrative facilities and a boost to more sustainable trade both locally and regionally. Reduced travel time shall be associated with reduced travel costs; reduced congestion of traffic in Eldoret; improved survival out of vehicle accidents and maternal emergencies and health services of local communities. The beneficiaries will participate in the project through involvement during public consultations; during implementation through employment and monitoring through representation at various district and local committees.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-DB0-183
Last Update 31 Jan 2023


Contact Details

Name MAMMO Zerfu Tessema

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
1.21667 34.7167 Suam
1.16837 34.99256 Kwanza