Kenya Moves Power Lines for Nairobi Expressway

Kenya Power says it has commenced the relocation of power lines on Nairobi's Mlolongo, Mombasa and James Gichuru roads, to pave the way for construction of the 27.1km Nairobi Expressway. The exercise which began in September 2020, is being carried out at a cost of over U.S.$9 million, paid for by the national highway authority. Kenya Power will also use the opportunity to lay the high voltage power lines underground, to protect them from vandals in search of copper. The Nairobi Expressway is a four-lane dual carriageway designed to run along the central reserve of the A8 road starting from Mlolongo, all the way to the James Gichuru junction and is expected to considerably ease traffic flow and eventually reduce travel time through Nairobi.

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Kenya Power workers disconnecting electricity supply to more than 50 homes in Meru in an operation aimed at stamping out illegal connections (file photo).

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