President Uhuru Kenyatta has officially commissioned the Nairobi Expressway.

Uhuru launched the Nairobi Expressway on Sunday after the road just a few hours after the Moja Expressway Company, the company that manages the expressway announced its closure.

The 599 million USD elevated dual carriageway was developed on Public-Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement.

The president said the 27-kilometre project is an elementary example of how the government can use a public-private partnership (PPP) to bridge the gaps in the country’s infrastructure.

At its peak, the Nairobi Expressway, the largest PPP road project in Africa, serves 45,000 vehicles daily, and has reduced travel time on the stretch to about 20 minutes from two hours previously.

He expressed his gratitude to the key players in the project and members of the public for trusting the government to deliver such projects.

"Congratulations to all who made this masterpiece a success and for the government and the people of Kenya for having confidence in our infrastructure projects," Uhuru said.

"Our gratitude goes to CRBC for choosing to invest and demonstrate their confidence in our country."

The Nairobi Expressway, also known as the JKIA–Westlands Highway that starts from Mlolongo to the James Gichuru Road junction was constructed to ease traffic jams along Mombasa Road.

The president launched the construction of the Nairobi Expressway sometime in mid-October 2019 and was constructed by China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC)