President William Ruto’s administration has announced a bold initiative to dual the Naivasha-Nakuru highway to Malaba by 2027. This project forms a cornerstone of the Kenya Kwanza government’s comprehensive Medium Term Plan, unveiled by President Ruto, with a focus on enhancing transportation infrastructure across the country.

“The dualling of the Naivasha-Nakuru highway to Malaba by 2027 is a key priority for our administration,” stated President Ruto during the unveiling of the Medium Term Plan.

The strategic importance of this road, linking Nairobi to Western Kenya, cannot be overstated, with frequent traffic congestion causing significant disruptions and safety concerns for motorists.

In addition to the road dualing project, President Ruto aims to advance the construction of phase 2B of the Standard Gauge Railway from Naivasha to Kisumu, covering a distance of 262km. Plans also include prioritizing phase 2C of the SGR from Kisumu to Malaba, as well as enhancing connectivity through the Lamu-Mariakani and Miritini-Mombasa stretches.

President Ruto has set ambitious targets for road infrastructure development, with plans to construct new roads, upgrade rural road networks, and ensure the maintenance and expansion of urban roads and highways.