The toll rates for using the Nairobi Expressway have been revised, requiring motorists to pay higher fees. The announcement was made by Transport CS Kipchumba Murkomen in a Special Gazette notice issued on December 19, 2023, with the new rates set to take effect.

Transport CS Murkomen cited the depreciation of the Kenyan Shilling against the US Dollar as the reason for the price change. The toll rates are subject to future adjustments based on both the prevailing exchange rate and changes in the consumer price index (CPI).

The updated rates indicate that the minimum toll fee for using the Expressway is now Sh170, compared to the previous Sh120. For saloon cars, the maximum toll fee has increased to Sh500 from the earlier Sh360.

Here is a breakdown of the new charges for different routes on the expressway:

Route New Toll Fee (in Shillings)
Westlands to Mlolongo and Syokimau 500
Westlands to JKIA and Eastern Bypass 410
Westlands to Southern Bypass 330
Westlands to Haile Selassie and Capital Centre 250
Westlands to Museum Hill 170

These rates apply similarly for journeys from The Mall to other exits. The toll fees vary for different routes, with adjustments based on the distance and location.

This adjustment comes as part of the ongoing efforts to manage the Nairobi Expressway, a project valued at Sh88 billion, with ten exits at strategic locations.

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