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Project Details

Name:      Preparation of an Updated Resettlement Action Plan (RAP)
for the Proposed Dualling of Mombasa-Mariakani A109 Road
Country: Kenya
Client:      Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) / World, Bank (WB)/
African Development Bank (AfDB) European Commission (EC) and German
Government- Development Bank (KfW)
Period:     2016-2017
Partner:   None

Project Description

The Government of Kenya, through the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) is dualling Mombasa – Mariakani Road in two (2) Lots:

  • Lot 1: Mombasa –Kwa Jomvu 11.4km which has secured funding from the African Development Bank; and
  • Lot 2: Kwa Jomvu – Mariakani 30.3km with ongoing preparatory for funding arrangement from KfW/EIB.

The dualling of Mombasa – Mariakani project road is part of the A109 International Trunk Road, which functions as a major transit route for traffic to and from Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Southern Sudan. The prime objective of the project is to improve the transport of import and export goods; and passenger traffic along the Northern Corridor by decongesting the traffic to and from the Port of Mombasa.

It is envisaged that the project will also improve the level of service and reduce travel times, improve road safety, increase accessibility to Mombasa, its port, and international airport. The project road is approximately 42km and starts at the junction of Kenyatta Avenue (A109) and Digo road (A14) within Mombasa City; runs in a northerly direction through Makupa Causeway, Changamwe, Mikindani, Kwa Jomvu, Miritini, Mazeras, Mariakani town and ends just after the Mariakani Weighbridge.
The improvement of this road will inevitably necessitate land acquisition and relocation of affected persons.
In 2014, KeNHA prepared a Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) for the Proposed Dualling of Mombasa – Mariakani A109 Road under the African Development Bank (AfDB) and Republic of Kenya social safeguard principles. The RAP was approved by AfDB and disclosed in 2014 as part of preparatory initiatives to
secure project financing for Lot 1; under AfDB. Following the project approval by AfDB’s Board, KeNHA held further consultations with the affected persons and updated the RAP in December 2015 to reflect the improvement made and include progress on RAP implementation in compliance with the conditions for the first disbursement of the AfDB funding for the project. Lot 2 is earmarked for co-financing between EIB and
KfW. This RAP mirrors the fact that Lots 1 and 2 comprise one single project and hence the need to review the RAP to also incorporate the requirements of the EIB and KfW.