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Nairobi Expressway Fines Revealed, You May Be Fined Up To KSh 8 Million

Fines for people caught vandalizing the Nairobi Expressway have been revealed ahead of its opening by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday, May 14. 

President Uhuru announced that the highway will be opened on May 14 on trial basis. 

The 27-kilometer highway will be operated by by Moja Expressway, a subsidiary of China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC). 

At the same time, authorities have warned people who will be caught vandalizing facilities in the highway. 

Nairobi Expressway fines 

The fines are as follows; 

  • Damaging the cantilever variable information board, which provides information on the direction a vehicle is headed will attract a fine of KSh 8.8 million. 
  • Damaging the ticket issuing machine will attract a KSh 1.9 million fine. 
  • Damaging the scanner recognising the vehicle type will attract a KSh 2.4 million fine. 
  • Damaging a toll booth will attract a fine of between KSh 1.32 million and KSh 1.8 million.
  • Destroying the camera installed in the toll collection plaza will cost over KSh 600,000 in fines.
  • Damaging a streetlight will attract a KSh 143,000 and KSh 262,000 depending on the type of light.
  • Applying graffiti and street art on the highway will attract a KSh 2,362 fine. 
  • Damaging the concrete pavement at KSh 6,592 shillings. 
  • Scratching the pavement will cost one KSh 2,362. 
  • Damaging the guardrails will attract a KSh 45,348 fine. 
  • Destroying the signboards will cost between KSh 34,547 and KSh 81,120 in fines. 

The Nairobi Expressway PHOTO/COURTESY

Nairobi Expressway towing and hoisting fees 

It is important to note that should a car stall on the expressway, one will be forced to pay both towing and hoisting fees. 

The fees will be determined by the towing distance and the type of vehicle identified by classes. 

  • Class 3 vehicles will attract a hoisting fee of KSh 32,000 and incur a towing fee of between KSh 4,000 and KSh 12,000.
  • Class 4 vehicles will cost between KSh 6,000 and KSh 17,000 towing fees with a hoisting fee of Ksh.40,000.
  • Class 5 vehicles will pay a towing fee of between KSh 10,500 and KSh 23,000 shillings, and a hoisting fee of KSh 50,000. 
  • Class 6 vehicles which comprise the heavy duty trucks attract towing fees of between KSh 20,000 and KSh 40,000 shillings, with the hoisting fee of between KSh 70,000 and KSh 140,000 shillings.

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Notably, if a vehicle is involved in an accident and is parked in the designated parking area on the expressway, the owner of the vehicle pays for the duration of the parking at a  rate determined by the class of the vehicle.

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