Vehicles Exempted From Nairobi Expressway Charges 

  • A file image of the Nairobi Expressway in Nairobi.
    A file image of the Nairobi Expressway in Nairobi.
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  • Ambulances and fire trucks are among special vehicles that will be exempted from paying toll charges before using the Nairobi Expressway.

    In a statement on Thursday, May 12, Moja Expressway revealed that vehicles for disciplined forces such as the police and the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) will also be exempted from the toll fees.

    Nonetheless, an official at Moja Expressway disclosed to Kenyans.co.ke that police officers and military personnel will be expected to pay toll charges when using their private vehicles.

    An military vehicle escorts students from Ol Moran Secondary School on Saturday, October 3, 2021.
    A military vehicle escorts students from Ol Moran Secondary School on Saturday, October 3, 2021.
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    However, motorbikes and tuk-tuks are among the means of transport that have been banned on the elevated 27-km road.

    Additionally, Kenyans were urged to familiarise themselves with the toll charges, entry and exit stations ahead of the trial launch on Saturday, May 14.

    "The Nairobi Expressway trial run will be happening soon. Before using the Expressway, familiarise yourself with the toll rates and your vehicle class which determines how much you will spend for your journey," read the statement in part.

    In terms of payment, it was revealed that mobile money will not be accepted during the trial stage and will be introduced at a later stage.

    Moja Expressway, the company managing the road, in recent weeks released toll charges for personal cars with prices ranging from Ksh120 to Ksh360.

    Trucks, buses, and vans will pay more depending on their class. For example, bus drivers will pay four times the amount a saloon car driver will pay.

    Despite the expected trial launch by President Kenyatta on Saturday, motorists have raised concerns over the poor state of Mombasa road that were damaged during construction of the highway.

    "Yes, this is a good infrastructure. But you have abandoned the old Mombasa Road. After being extensively torn down during Expressway construction. Do a proper repair, with pedestrian walkways and drainage," Gseed Forever, a social media user stated.

    The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) responded to the concerns stating that all sections of the road will be restored to their required condition.

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