The Kenya Rural Roads Authority Board takes pride in fulfilling the mandate bestowed upon it by the Government of Kenya, which is to develop, construct and maintain the rural road network in the country as per the Kenya Roads Act, 2007. This mandate has since been revised via the Kenya Gazette Legislative Supplement No. 4 (Special Edition) of 22nd January 2016 in compliance with the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
Since the gazettement of the inaugural Board of Directors in April 2008, successive Boards have overseen great progress in the development of the rural road network with the current contracted road works at over 6,000km of roads under improvement to bitumen standard at a cost of over KSh200 billion.
The Kenya Vision 2030 aims at making Kenya a newly industrialized country providing a high quality of life for all citizens within the next ten years and beyond. Under the strategy period, the economy is projected to grow at an average annual rate of 10% per annum over 25 years. To realize this growth, developing an efficient road network is a key enabler of the key sectors of the economy as illustrated within this economic blueprint. Current government strategies including the Big Four Agenda are direct enablers of the continued expansion of the rural road infrastructure.
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 recording robust numbers each year since inception. The benefits of this improvement in the road network have been felt at both micro and macroeconomic levels through indicators like the creation of employment, providing access to amenities, and enhanced communication within the project areas. Through this, the Board and Management of the Authority has demonstrated commitment to ensuring the efficient attainment of these strategic goals.
The Board of Directors continues to actively oversee activities aimed at increasing and sustaining the Authority’s achievements to meet the ever-changing road users' needs. One such approach is strengthening strategic relationships with our key stakeholders. Upholding good corporate governance practices continues to be integral to the Board’s long-term plan and is considered 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, Public Works, Housing, and Urban Development; related Road Agencies; Kenyan taxpayers; Development Partners and all stakeholders for their continued support. This has engendered a solid institution that is alive to its stakeholders’ expectations. It is our undertaking as a Board that we shall endeavor to surpass stakeholder expectations.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS