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More than 11,000 vehicles have already been registered to use the Chinese-built Nairobi Expressway which was opened to the public on a trial basis on Saturday.

Motorists seeking to have a driving experience on the eight-lane elevated dual carriageway trooped to the road early full of excitement.

Transport minister James Macharia was present to witness the start of operations on the road, which is expected to be officially opened by President Uhuru Kenyatta later this month.

The 27.1-kilometer elevated road links Kenya’s main airport, the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, in the eastern side of the capital to the Nairobi-Nakuru highway in the west.

The Nairobi Expressway has been financed and constructed by the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC), and the Chinese firm will operate the highway under a public-private partnership.

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