SECTOR : Road


Kenya's roads sub sector has been deliberate, by way of policy, to ensure that PPP is an alternative:

  1. The then Ministry of Roads (MOR) undertook drafting of the Sessional Paper No. 5 of 2006 on the “Development and Management of the Road Sub-Sector for Sustainable Economic Growth”, aimed at providing a framework to facilitate private sector participation in development and management of road infrastructure services through PPPs.
  2. The Kenyan government passed an amendment of the Public Road and Tolls Act (Cap 407) in 2007 to provide for the collection of tolls on public roads and to establish a Public Roads Toll Fund.

For the effecient and effective management of roads in the country, the Roads Act 2007 established the following semi-autonomous road agencies:

  1. Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA):
  • KeNHA is responsible for the management, development, rehabilitation and maintenance of national roads in the country.
  1. Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA):
  • KURA is responsible for the management, development, rehabilitation and maintenance of all public roads in the cities and municipalities in Kenya except where those roads are national roads
  1. Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KeRRA):
  • KeRRA is responsible for the management, development, rehabilitation and maintenance of rural roads in Kenya. 

Additionally, Section 22 of the Roads Act 2007 empowers the Roads agencies to enter into any arrangement with a state corporation or other entity which is likely to promote/secure the provision, or improved provision, of any service/facilities, and for the payment, collection or apportionment of any tolls, rates, charges.