The Government of the Republic of Kenya, through the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works with the support of PPP Directorate identified 5 No projects to be implemented through the PPP model under a programme dubbed “First Mover PPP Projects”. The projects under the ‘First Mover PPP Projects” included:
In 2016, KeNHA with the support of the PPP Directorate of the National Treasury, launched an international competitive bidding process where it sought experienced investors who would undertake the design, finance, construction, operation and maintenance of the Nairobi-Nakuru- Mau Summit highway under a PPP model (“the Project”).
The bidding process attracted 10 international consortia and culminated on September 30th, 2020 with the signing of a 30 year-contract (the “Project Agreement”) for the development of the Project with Rift Valley Highway Ltd (the “Project Company”), formed by the winning consortium of VINCI Highways and Meridiam, 2 international firms with large experience in infrastructure projects across the World.
The Contracting Authority
The Project Company
The Project Road is part of the Northern Corridor which is one of the busiest and most important transport corridors in East and Central Africa, providing a gateway through Kenya to the landlocked economies of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Southern Sudan, and Eastern DR Congo. It serves as a direct transportation link for over 6 million Kenyans.
Expanding the road capacity and improving the road quality between Nairobi and Mau Summit will thus accommodate the increasing traffic in a safe and sustainable manner.
This Project largely contributes to the realization and implementation of the PPP agenda in Kenya through the delivery of first-class Infrastructure projects capable of meeting social and economic requirements of the people of Kenya in a timely, transparent and accountable manner as envisioned in the Vision 2030 blueprint and The Big Four Agenda.