US firm likely to fund Kenya's six-lane freeway

A view of Nairobi's Thika highway on March 1, 2015. Talks are afoot on financing the expansion of the Nairobi-Mombasa road to a six-lane freeway. PHOTO | ANTHONY OMUYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The US Export-Import Bank is simultaneously working with Bechtel to secure investment for the 485-kilometre expressway.
  • The Obama administration's move to help Bechtel secure a deal to build the road coincides with the opening in Nairobi of an Opic office.

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