Kenya and the European Commission have reached a EUR 347.6 million financing agreement for the construction of the first dedicated electric bus rapid lane in East Africa.
President Ruto reiterated Kenya’s commitment to a green transition as envisaged in the country’s climate change mitigation plan. The Green Mobility-Nairobi core bus rapid transit line 3 (BRT 3) will feature zero emission electric buses and will introduce intelligent transport system features, affordable fare setting, inclusion of access to the public transport system for youth, women and low-income households, and addresses traveller safety.
The agreement was signed by Roads & Transport CS Kipchumba Murkomen and the European Commissioner for International Partnerships Ms. Jutta Urpilainen. The two leaders also discussed other key areas of mutual interest including trade & investment, climate change adoption, health & technology.