Key Kenya road project stalled

A key Kenya road construction project has stalled.
Finance & Funding / December 4, 2023 1 minute Read
By MJ Woof
Work has stalled on an important road project in Kenya over payment issues – image courtesy of © Diana Opryshko|

Construction work has stalled in Kenya on the important Kenol-Sagana-Marua Road project. The Chinese firm Jiangxi Transportation Engineering Group has stopped its work due to delays with payments.

The project was originally due to be completed in late 2024 but this was then brought forward to the end of 2022, before a number of delays set in. The project involves widening an 84km road stretch so that it features a dual carriageway configuration with two lanes in either direction rather than a single lane in either direction.

A portion of the financing for the project is being provided via the African Development Bank (AfDB). The project is being managed by the Kenya National Highways Authority. Work started on the project in the third quarter of 2020 and the route forms part of the transport corridor linking Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, and its premier port, Mombasa, with Addis Ababa, capital of neighbouring Ethiopia. 

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