President William Ruto has unveiled plans for a significant infrastructure upgrade, with the announcement of the dualization of the Nairobi-Nakuru highway by the end of 2024.

This declaration came during the inauguration of the Jumbo Africa Auto Auction (AAA) SEZ Limited in Naivasha on Wednesday, marking a milestone as the first Japanese car auction in Africa.

In his address, President Ruto highlighted the strategic importance of upgrading the Nairobi-Nakuru highway, emphasizing its role in facilitating the efficient movement of goods within Kenya and beyond.

He affirmed the government's commitment to the dualization project, asserting progress in preparation for the anticipated commencement of construction later this year.

"We committed ourselves to dualling that road, we are well on course and it is my plan that before the end of this year we begin the launch and construction of the dualling of the road between Nairobi and Nakuru all the way to Eldoret and continuously to Malaba," Ruto stated.

The initiative aligns with broader efforts to bolster Kenya's infrastructure, leveraging existing networks to stimulate economic growth and improve connectivity across regions.

With the Nairobi-Nakuru highway poised for expansion, stakeholders anticipate enhanced efficiency in transportation, ultimately driving socioeconomic development across the nation.

As preparations for the dualization project progress, stakeholders eagerly await further details regarding the timeline and implementation strategy.

The government's commitment to infrastructure development underscores its dedication to fostering a conducive environment for investment and fostering sustainable progress nationwide.

The SEZ launch aims to revolutionize the automotive market by introducing both physical and online competitive platforms, enhancing the car purchasing experience for consumers.

President Ruto expressed optimism about the SEZ's potential to attract increased investment, citing the proximity of the region to existing transportation and communication networks.