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More pain for motorists as govt plans toll stations on five major roads

The cost of running vehicles in Kenya is set to go higher as the government intends to introduce toll stations on five major roads in the country.

The roads are the Nairobi-Mombasa highway, Nairobi-Nakuru-Mau Summit highway, Nairobi-Thika road, the Nairobi Southern Bypass and the Nyali bridge in Mombasa.

The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) Director General Peter Mundinia in a meeting at Norfolk Hotel Monday said some of these roads will be handed over to private developers who will construct and maintain them while charging road users a fee for the next thirty years.

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However, for roads that are already complete for instance Thika road, the government will soon advertise tenders to have private partners start managing them.

“With an operation and maintenance, we will require the private partners to undertake continuous maintenance of roads through the life of the contract,” he said.

The government takes Sh38.96 for every litre of petrol and Sh29.37 for diesel, meaning Kenyan motorists are already heavily taxed.