Operator Responds After Boda Boda Sneaked Into Nairobi Expressway [VIDEO]

  • Moja Expressway, the firm managing the operations of Nairobi Expressway, has maintained that motorcycles, especially boda bodas, remain banned from accessing the elevated highway that runs from Mlolongo in Machakos County to Westlands in Nairobi.

    This comes after a motorbike, complete with a pillion passenger, was spotted along the 27-kilometer road raising speculations that the highway might be open to boda bodas after all.

    In an exclusive interview with on Monday, June 13, an official of Moja Expressway insisted that the two-wheelers are still prohibited on the highway.

    She further explained noted that investigation into how the motorbike accessed the Expressway is still ongoing.

    An aerial image of the Ksh88 billion Nairobi Expressway.

    An aerial image of the Ksh88 billion Nairobi Expressway.


    “Our monitoring department is investigating how and from what point it accessed the expressway but indeed, motorbikes are prohibited along the expressway,” she stated.

    Others forms of transport prohibited from the road include bicycles, scooters, wheelbarrows, handcarts and tuktuks as well as pedestrians and skaters.

    The decision follows the need for safety bearing in mind that the vehicles using the Expressway move at very high speeds compared to other roads.

    The four-lane dual carriageway has a speed limit of 80km per hour and toll charges are dollar-based where payment is made through a special toll card.

    The Expressway has 11 interchanges at Mlolongo, Standard Gauge Railway, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Eastern Bypass, Southern Bypass, Capital Centre, Haile Selassie Avenue, Museum Hill, Westlands and James Gichuru Road.

    On June 1, Matatus were allowed to use the Expressway on the condition that they do not pick up or drop off passengers along the 27- kilometer stretch.

    The directive was aimed at preventing traffic jams on the elevated road, and further easing congestion on the busy Mombasa Road.

    Toll charges on the elevated road range between Ksh100 and Ksh1,550.

    Below is the video:

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