KENYA: Support to the Nairobi Mobility Authority (2021- 2023)


Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works (MoTIHUD)


Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

Initial budget

260 000 €

Technical partners

Type of agreement


Duration of the agreement

2 years

Implementation date and schedule

Launch: october 2021 Activities planned until end of 2023

Context of the cooperation

Like many metropolises, travel needs are increasing sharply in Nairobi and the transport offer is still largely oriented towards motorised transport. In response, the Kenyan authorities, supported by international donors, have been carrying out various mass transport projects since the mid-1990s, including the creation of a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) network, the rehabilitation and extension of the urban rail network (commuter rail line), and the coordination of a non-motorised transport network.

In 2017, an executive order created NaMATA, the Nairobi Metropolitan Area Transport Authority, to implement and coordinate this integrated metropolitan transport network. With a very broad remit, the authority is nonetheless struggling to assert its mandate and become operational in a fragmented institutional context, without sustainable sources of funding or a clearly defined remit. A certain number of functions which should be its prerogative are still under the responsibility of other agencies and NaMATA’s role has therefore been limited to the development of the BRT network, of which the first pilot line, BRT 2, is currently under construction.

Main needs

The technical cooperation led by CODATU aims to provide NaMATA with

  • Support for the consolidation and structuring of NaMATA, through the identification of internal needs in terms of skills and human resources to carry out the BRT line 2 and BRT line 3 projects
  • Specific technical support on strategic projects, in particular on the subjects of contractualisation with transport operators and modernisation of the small-scale transport sector.
  • This support will be implemented through thematic workshops, technical visits to French cities and several African metropolises, and targeted expertise missions.

Codatu Team

Our cooperations

ANGOLA: Support for the Angolan Ministry of Transport (2022 - 2025)
ECUADOR: Support for the Ministry of Transport and Public Works of Ecuador (2018 - 2022)
ARGENTINA: Support for the Government of the City of Buenos Aires in developing its urban and sustainable mobility policy (2021 - 2024)
COLOMBIA: Support for the structuring of the Regional Transport Authority for Cali and its metropolitan area (Cauca Valley Government) 2019 - 2020
PERU (2): Support for Promovilidad (programme of the Peruvian Ministry of Transport and Communications) (2022 - 2025)
PERU (1): Support for Peru's Ministry of Transport and Communications (2016-2019)
BRAZIL: Support for the Transport Secretariats of the State of Rio de Janeiro and the State of Sao Paolo (2017 - 2020)
INDIA: Support to Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) 2015-2017
TUNISIA: Technical cooperation with the Tunisian Ministry of Transport (2016-2018 and 2019-2022)
SENEGAL: Technical assistance for capacity building and reorganisation of CETUD (2017 - 2023)
EGYPT: Improvement of mobility systems in Cairo and Alexandria (2017 - 2020 extension 2023)
KENYA: Support to the Nairobi Mobility Authority (2021- 2023)
IVORY COAST: Support to the Urban Mobility Authority of Greater Abidjan (2021 - 2023)
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