Kenya-Ethiopia Road now awaits Commissioning
The highway linking Kenya and Ethiopia is now complete and awaiting official commissioning President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. This is after the launch of the last mile of the road in Marsabit yesterday, in a symbolic gesture presided over by Infrastructure Principal Secretary John Mosonik.
The 500 kilometre Kenyan segment of the landmark road was built in four lots - Isiolo to Merille, Merille to Marsabit, Marsabit to Turbi and finally, Turbi to Moyale. The entire transport corridor runs from Mombasa to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital city.
What is remaining is to connect the new road to Ethiopia network, which is already complete. Progress made “This is a critical milestone for Kenya. Through the completion of this modern road, our people now have a chance to deepen their relationship with our neighbours in Ethiopia. This road will not only open up the vast land it traverses it will also improve security,” said Mosonik.