Background Information

KURA is responsible for the management, development, rehabilitation and maintenance of all public roads in cities and municipalities except where these roads are categorized as national roads.

Other functions of KURA include –

  • Constructing, upgrading, rehabilitating and maintaining roads under its control;
  • Controlling urban roads reserves and access to roadside developments;
  • Implementing road policies in relation to urban roads;
  • Ensuring adherence by motorists to the rules and guidelines on axle load control prescribed under the Traffic Act CAP 403 and any regulations under the Act;
  • Ensuring that the quality of road works is in accordance with such standards as may be defined by the Cabinet Secretary ;
  • In collaboration with the Ministry responsible for transport and the Police Department, oversee the management of traffic and road safety on urban roads;
  • Monitoring and evaluating the use of urban roads;
  • Planning the development and maintenance of urban roads;
  • Collecting and collating all such data related to the use of urban roads as may be necessary for efficient forward planning under this Act;
  • Preparing the roads works programmes for all urban roads;
  • Liaising and co-ordinating with other road authorities in planning and on operations in respect of roads;
  • Advising the Cabinet Secretary on all issues relating to urban roads; and
  • Performing such other functions related to the implementation of this Act as may be directed by the Cabinet Secretary