Kenya Road Network

The Kenyan road network is broken down to six different categories.

Category 1: International Roads

International roads are Marked [A] and usually connect from ports to border crossing. Some of these roads connect towns to border various crossing points. Below are such roads.

A1

This road connects the Tanzania Border at Isebania all the way to Sudan Border at Lokichoggio. The whole stretch covers a distance of 886 kilometers.

A2

This road connects Nairobi city to Ethiopia border at moyale. The whole stretch covers a distance of 833 kilometers.

A3

This road connects Thika town to Somali border at liboi. The whole stretch covers a distance of 533 kilometers.

A104

This road connects Uganda border at malaba to Tanzania border at namanga. The whole stretch covers a distance of 648 kilometers.

A109

This road connects Athi River town to Mombasa port. The whole stretch covers a distance of 473 kilometers.

A14

This road connects Mombasa town to Tanzania border at lunga lunga. The whole stretch covers a distance of 106 kilometers.

A23

This road connects Voi town to Tanzania border at taveta. The whole stretch covers a distance of 114 kilometers.

Category 2: National Roads

National roads are marked [B] and usually connect provincial headquarters and important towns to the capital city or international roads. Under this category we have ten such options marked B1 to B10.

Category 3: Primary Roads

Primary roads are marked [C] and usually connect district headquarters to each other and higher level roads or various towns.

Category 4: Secondary Roads

Secondary roads are marked [D] and usually connect important centres to each other and higher level roads or various towns.

Category 5: Minor Roads

Minor roads are marked [E] and are defined as any road that links to a local centre in the rural areas.

Special Purpose Roads

Special Purpose are marked [SP] and comprise various types of special purpose roads under the jurisdiction of various Government departments and parastatals. These roads are marked G (Government roads), L (Settlement roads), R (Rural access roads), S (Sugar roads), T (Tea roads) and W (Wheat roads).