The Thika Superhighway was described as a source of ‘national pride’ by former President Mwai Kibaki during its official inauguration back in November 2012. Connecting Nairobi to Thika, the 50 Kilometre, eight- lane highway was a first of its kind in Kenya.

The construction of the project cost $360 Million with the African Development Bank contributing the largest share of $180 Million.

But before the big money upgrade, the road was initially constructed in pre independence and later upgraded to bitumen standards in the early 1970’s.

In the early 1900s, it was a rugged dirt road.

Here is that photo

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In 2000

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And now

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