Nairobi Expressway Goes Cashless with M-PESA Integration in January 2023

Fellow road warriors! Guess what? The Moja Expressway Company has some exciting news for all you Nairobi Expressway drivers. Now you can pay for your toll using M-PESA, Safaricom’s fantastic mobile money platform. No more fumbling for cash or worrying about carrying physical moolah. Just whip out your trusty mobile phone and voila! Paying for the expressway is as easy as a few taps on your screen.

Starting from January 2023, M-Pesa will be your golden ticket at the toll booths, my friends. According to the company’s CEO, Steve Zhao, this decision comes after some careful consideration. They wanted to ensure a smooth and speedy process for everyone involved. You see, they had some concerns about M-Pesa payments causing delays at the toll booths. Nobody likes traffic, right? But fear not, my fellow drivers, because they’ve worked out the kinks, and M-Pesa will now be accepted without causing any hiccups.

Steve Zhao, the CEO himself, spilled the beans during the company’s Annual General Meeting. Ladies and gentlemen, thanks to the hard work of the M-Pesa team, I am delighted to announce that starting January 15, 2023, M-Pesa will be officially accepted as a payment option on the Nairobi Expressway. Say goodbye to carrying wads of cash!” he exclaimed, beaming with pride.

Now, let’s talk a bit about this magnificent Nairobi Expressway. It’s a beast of a highway, stretching from Mlolongo to the lively Westlands neighborhood. And oh boy, it passes through some pretty important places like the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and the bustling central business district of Nairobi. Along the way, you’ll find 11 fancy interchanges at key locations, including Mlolongo, the Standard Gauge Railway, JKIA, Eastern Bypass, Haile Selassie Avenue, Southern Bypass, Capital Centre, Museum Hill, Westlands, and James Gichuru Road. It’s like a road trip with VIP treatment!

Now, let’s dive into the magic of M-Pesa. In Kenya, it’s the go-to mobile money service for many folks. You can use it to pay for all sorts of goodies and services. But here’s the thing, the Nairobi Expressway, operated by Moja Expressway (a cool subsidiary of China Road and Bridge Corporation), used to be a cash or electronic cards-only zone. That made life a tad difficult for all the mobile money lovers out there. But fear not, my friends, because now you can sail through the toll booths with the power of M-Pesa in your pocket!

So, get ready to bid farewell to cash and embrace the convenience of mobile money on the Nairobi Expressway. Starting from January 15, 2023, your M-Pesa-powered adventures await. Let’s hit the road, pay our tolls with a flick of our fingers, and enjoy a smoother journey along the way. Happy driving, everyone!


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