Motorists using the Nairobi Expressway will not be allowed to pay via M-Pesa. Instead, they will only use cash and electronic card payment. This will ease the traffic congestion at tolling points.
“M-Pesa payment would result in traffic congestion at tolling points,” a spokesperson of Moja Expressway told Business Daily, “It is still in consideration. It will be there in the future.”
The 27-kilometre expressway ,tha stretches from Mlolongo through Uhuru Highway to the James Gichuru Road junction in Westlands will be operated by Moja Expressway, a subsidiary of China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) which designed, financed and constructed the road.It is set for opening on Saturday, May 14, on a trial basis.
Moja Expressway has at the same time announced a discount system for motorists making card payments who will load their cards with a minimum of Ksh.2,000 as an incentive to use the road.