The Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen caused a lot of reactions from Kenyans after he proposed some of the roads in Kenya to be tolled.
This means that if the said roads are tolled then Kenyans who use them will have to pay certain amount of fees to access them. This is similar to what is happening at the Nairobi Express Way which have several toll stations at various entry points.
According to the proposal by the Transport ministry, the roads to be tolled include;
- Athi River – Namanga Road
- Galleria – Rongai- Ngong – Karen road
- Mombasa to Malaba Road
- Museum Hill -Moyale road
- Sirare – Lodwar
- Kiambu road
Many Kenyans have criticised the ministry for thinking to erect the toll stations on the said roads as this will add burden to Kenyans who are already struggling with high taxation. Nairobi senator Edwin Sifuna dared Kipchumba Murkomen to go ahead and do so if indeed he wants Kenyans to team up and uproot the stations.
He said that these roads were built by late former president Mwai Kibaki and Raila Odinga during the coalition government and taxpayers money was used to do the roads therefore it is illegal to again tax Kenyans to use them.