Statement by Kyle McCarter, U.S. Ambassador to Kenya on the Nairobi-Mombasa Expressway Project

November 1, 2019

The United States remains fully committed to the Nairobi-Mombasa expressway project and to fulfilling President Trump and President Kenyatta’s shared pledge to make this critically needed road a reality. Contrary to recent press reports, the highway is an investment that won’t saddle Kenya with unsustainable debt. To the contrary, this project by a world-class U.S. company will provide the best engineered solutions for Kenya’s infrastructure needs at a lower price than competitors and for far better value. Furthermore, doing business with a U.S. company helps combat corruption through the anti-bribery provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.