Kenya loses Sh100 billion annually on traffic and poor road infrastructure

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Day-to-day road traffic and poor road infrastructure in the country lead to a loss of atleast Sh103.58 billion every year.

According to the Kenya Urban Roads Authority general manger Daniel Muchiri, the huge loss is as a result of 4 hours wasted by Kenyans on traffic every day.

“If you look at Nairobi, right now, we are losing about 1 billion US dollars every year. And people going to work, they spend about 4 hours in a day, two in the morning and two in the evening in traffic jam,” Muchiri said during an interview with CNN International’s special programme, ‘Building Bridges’

The programme found out that Nairobi’s traffic and road infrastructure has resulted in lost time and low productivity in the city.

…Kenyans going to work, spend atleast 4 hours a day on traffic, two in the morning and two in the evening …

According to Japan International cooperation chief representative Keiko sano, solving the traffic menace will help to save costs and time which are key challenges to business in Africa

“Sometimes the urgency in the construction of the roads is more emphasized than the quality [of] delivery. But after the construction of the road, the road should continue in good and safe condition for the entirety of the project.” Sano said.

The cooperation is partnering with the authority to decongest Nairobi and enhance urban transport


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