Kenya: Umoja-Innercore Road Works to Cost Ksh 902m

The Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) is set to construct a multi-million shilling road in Nairobi’s Umoja Innercore to improve access.

By Diana Muringo on
20th April 2021

The road project is estimated to cost Ksh902 million (US$8.3 million), and the scope involves upgrading a seven-meter-wide two-lane carriageway into bitumen standards and the inclusion of two-meter footpaths, drainage facilities, bus bays, road marking, and street lights. 

KURA, in a statement, said, “After its completion, it will supplement the Regeneration Programme that the Authority finished implementing last year, which saw a rehabilitation of 38 roads totalling 83 kilometres within Eastlands.” 

The Umoja Innercore project consists of several roads, including Kangundo Moi Drive Link, Malewa-Mwangaza Road, and Ruiraka Crescent Road. This eight-kilometre road project will be completed in November 2022 and will see eight other roads rehabilitated.

Other more minor roads within this project include Kifaru-Mutindwa Road, Kangundo Service Road, Mowlem Link Road, Nasra Estate Road, and Outer Ring Road links. 

Embakasi West Member of Parliament George Theuri said, “This project will open up Umoja and its environs to commercial ventures, enable residents to move with ease, improve security, create local employment, and improve connectivity within Embakasi West.” 

Photo:  Hon. George Theuri MP-Embakasi West and KURA officials during the ground breaking ceremony of Umoja-Innercore  Roads (@KURAroads Twitter Handle)

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