Who we are
- What we do
- Our History
We Fund, Oversee and Coordinate Road Maintenance, Rehabilitation and Development through Optimal Utilization of resources for a sustainable Road Network.
- Co-ordinate the optimal utilization of the Fund in implementation of programs relating to the maintenance, rehabilitation and development of the road network;
- Seek to achieve optimal efficiency and cost effectiveness in road works funded by the Fund;
- Manage the fund;
- Based on five-year road investment program approved by the Cabinet Secretary and the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, determine the allocation of financial resources from any other source available to the Board required by road agencies for the maintenance, rehabilitation and development of the road network to ensure that the allocation of funds is pegged to specific categories of roads.
- Monitor and evaluate, by means of technical, financial and performance audits, the delivery of goods, works and services funded by the Fund;
- Recommend to the Cabinet Secretary appropriate levels of road user charges, fines, penalties, levies or any sums required to be collected under the Road Maintenance Levy Fund Act, 1993 and paid into the Fund;
- Recommend to the Cabinet Secretary such periodic reviews of the fuel levy as are necessary for the purposes of the Fund;
- Identify, quantify and recommend to the Cabinet Secretary such other potential sources of revenue as may be available to the Fund for the development, rehabilitation and maintenance of roads.
Road Sector Stakeholders Seminar
The History of KRB dates back to 1992 when the Kenya Government together with the Road Maintenance Initiative (RMI) World Bank team hosted a Road Sector Stakeholders Seminar, to address the deteriorating condition of the road network in Kenya and the constraints to timely and proper road maintenance. The identified constraints were institutional, managerial and financial.
Road Maintenance Levy Fund (RMLF) ACT was Enacted
It was resolved that a sustainable source of funding be established and the existing road management institutional set-up be reviewed. In 1993, the Road Maintenance Levy Fund (RMLF) Act was enacted, providing a sustainable source of funding for the maintenance of the road network.
Road Sector Institutional Study was Commissioned
In 1995, with assistance of the European Commission, the Road Sector Institutional Study was commissioned. Its objective was to identify the most appropriate institutional framework within which the management of Kenya’s entire road network would be most effectively undertaken. The study recommended the formation of an executive roads board, working together with identified road agencies to effectively deliver an efficient road transport system for road users in Kenya , hence the Kenya Roads Board was formed.
Kenya Roads Board was Established
The Kenya Roads Board (KRB) was established through an Act of Parliament, KRB ACT No. 7, in 1999 and was given presidential assent on 6th January 2000 . The Act commenced on 1 st July 2000 and the Board of Directors was appointed.
The KRB formation was a significant step towards reforming the road sector in Kenya . KRB’s members, including both individual and corporate, come from both the public and private sectors of the economy. It has eight members from the private sector representing a large number of road user constituents and five members from the public sector.
This representation provides the road users with an opportunity to effectively participate in the management of roads in Kenya while ensuring that utilization of the funds entrusted to KRB is efficiently and effectively carried out as per expectations of the stakeholders.