The Kenya Rural Roads Authority Board takes pride in fulfilling the mandate bestowed upon it by the Cabinet Secretary in charge of Roads, which is to develop, construct and maintain the rural road network in the country as per the Kenya Roads Act, 2007. The scope of the rural road network was revised via the Kenya Gazette Legislative Supplement No. 4 (Special Edition) of 22nd January 2016. Since the gazettement of the inaugural Board of Directors in April, 2008, successive Directors have overseen great progress in the development of the rural road network with the current contracted road works coverage being over 5,000km of roads under improvement to bitumen standard at a cost of over KShs. 200billion.
The Kenya Vision 2030 aims at making Kenya a newly industrialized country providing high quality of life for all its citizens within the next twenty years and beyond. Under the strategy period the economy is projected to grow at an annual rate of 10% per annum over 25 years. To realize this growth, an efficient road network is a key enabler towards the growth of the key sectors of the economy identified under the Kenya Vision 2030. Presently, the National Government has committed to construct 10,000km of roads countrywide under the Low Volume Seal Roads (LVSR) 10,000km Programme, whose implementation is underway. Consequently, a sustained effort continues unabated on the part of the Board and Management of the Authority to ensure the efficient attainment of these strategic goals.
The Board of Directors continues to actively oversight the activities aimed at increasing and sustaining the Authority’s achievements to meet the ever increasing road construction and maintenance needs. The Board remains committed to strengthening relationships with its stakeholders and key partners. Strong corporate governance continues to be integral to the Board’s long-term success and is essential in delivering the Authority’s strategy.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, Management and Staff of the Authority, I express my sincere gratitude to the Government of Kenya; Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development; related Road Agencies; taxpayers; and other stakeholders for their continued support. This goes a long way towards building a solid institution that is responsive to its mandate and stakeholders’ expectations. It is our undertaking as a Board that we shall endeavour to achieve stakeholder expectations and even surpass them where possible.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS