The final Kenya – Ethiopia highway stretch under construction between Isiolo and Marsabit is now reportedly also complete, finally linking Mombasa via Nairobi with Addis Ababa by an all tarmac road. The distance from Nairobi to Addis Ababa covers some 1.560 kilometres while from the Kenyan port city of Mombasa this swells to 2.050 kilometres.
The completion of the road will have significant impact in regional integration and boost trade for the benefit of Kenya and Ethiopia.
The highway will also play a key role in opening up Southern Ethiopia and Northern Kenya. This highway is expected to improve tourism as well given that it will lead to easy travels between Ethiopia and Kenya.