Nairobi County Government has renamed the road linking Langata Road to Ngong Road known as Mbagathi Way.

The road has been renamed Raila Odinga way in honour of the ODM party leader Raila Odinga.

This perhaps is because Raila commissioned the road in 2005 when he was heading the Ministry of Roads, Public Works and Housing.

The road was a pilot project that was meant to be implemented in the entire country but never took off after the parliament, and the treasury rejected Raila's proposal.

It has been a one-of-a-kind road in the country that was fully constructed using concrete slabs.

The technology was borrowed from Germany where the German Autobahns (Highways) are made of concrete. 

Rails Odinga Way is known for its resilience as there has never been a pothole or a crack in it in its 16 years of existence.

Raila’s aim for constructing the road using concrete material was to demonstrate that roads can last for about 40 years with no repairs being done on them thus saving the taxpayer a lot of money in reconstruction and repairs.

Currently, another road that has been constructed using concrete technology is the section of the Nairobi-Nakuru highway between James Gichuru junction and Rironi.