The development of the Mombasa Road Expressway is nearing completion. When it is finished, a debate is looming about who will have access to use the road.
According to previous reports, the route would be open to all inhabitants but will be priced.
Any motorist who wants to use the road will be required to pay a set amount of money to cover the costs of construction and maintenance.
However, it should be emphasized that some groups will utilize the Expressway and will be charged in an indirect manner; these are the kind of people who will never be stopped for receipts of operating on the road.
These include civil officials who use government vehicles; for parastatals, the charges will most likely be paid in advance, and they will be free to use the road.
Another group that will be included is senior citizens, who will be exempt from some costs.
They’ll have to utilize the road for free because the country assumes they’re always helping to construct the country.
The road is expected to be finished later this year or early next year, and it will be open for business.
The route has proven to be a lifesaver for many, particularly politicians who are notorious for causing traffic jams with their convoys on public roadways.
*This article was written by Caleb Mwikya for Uzalendo News. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for News tips and Inquiries.