In Summary
  • Once complete, the highway is expected to spur economic development on both sides of the border between the two East African countries.
  • Governor Patrick Khaemba had earlier called for the tarmacking of the road to open up the Suam border that links Kenya and Uganda.
  • Khaemba said plans to have 100 acres of the forest at the Kenya-Ugandan border in Suam converted to a market can only be successful if the highway is tarmacked.

The Kenyan and Ugandan governments are working jointly to tarmac a highway linking the two countries.

Once complete, the highway is expected to spur economic development on both sides of the border between the two East African countries.

Speaking in Trans Nzoia, Roads Cabinet Secretary Michael Kamau said the two governments are in a joint project to have the highway from Kitale in Kenya to Kapchorwa in Uganda tarmacked.

“We are working with the African Development Bank to see to it that the highway, which is currently a rough road, is tarmacked,” Mr Kamau said in Kitale.

Trans Nzoia Governor Patrick Khaemba had earlier called for the tarmacking of the road to open up the Suam border that links Kenya and Uganda.

“Our plans to have 100 acres of the forest at the Kenya-Ugandan border in Suam converted into a market can only be successful if the highway is tarmacked,” said Governor Khaemba.

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