Moja Expressway Company, which runs the Nairobi Expressway, has announced that it will soon allow motorists using the toll road to pay via M-Pesa.
Since the start, the company has not been accepting payments via M-Pesa, saying that M-Pesa payment would result in traffic congestion at tolling points.
During the Moja Annual General meeting on Thursday, Moja Expressway Company CEO Steve Zhao announced that M-Pesa will officially be available as a payment.
“We recently put great effort with the M-Pesa team and by January 15, 2023, you not need to carry cash as M-Pesa will officially be availed as a payment option on the Nairobi Expressway,” he said.
Currently, motorists can either register to use a manual payment system or install an automatic payment system, which will allow them to go through tolling stations faster.
Those using manual tolling cards must have a national identity card to register for the card, which will cost Ksh300 for the installation service charge and at least Ksh1,000 must be loaded in points.
Electronic tolling card users will be required to produce an ID and the logbook of the vehicle being registered and pay a Ksh1,000 installation service charge and a minimum of Ksh2,000 to be loaded onto the card.
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