Road construction companies in Kenya have been a major player in the infrastructure development of the country. In the recent past, they have grown in leaps and bounds and have come to have both international and local players in the sector.
This article is going to list the top 10 road construction companies in Kenya
1) China Wu Yu
China Wu Yu is a Chinese company that is involved in major road construction projects in the country.
One of its most notable projects is the construction of the Thika Road superhighway. It was able to expand the road from one service lane to a 12 lane highway.
Today, it is the main contractor in the paving of the first phase of the Kenya-Ethiopia road.
Galana Rd, Kilimani Nairobi
2) H Young & Co. (E.A.)
Founded in 1951, this company has its presence throughout the East African region. Its portfolio includes energy, petroleum, agro-processing, telecommunications, ports and marine, mining, building, cement, and infrastructure sector.
Its notable road construction projects include the rehabilitation and upgrading of First Avenue Eastleigh & General Waruinge Street, upgrading to bitumen standard of Kendu Bay Homa Bay Road,construction of Meru-Mikinduri-Maua Road, among many other projects.
Funzi Road, Off Enterprise Road
P O Box 30118 – 00100
Tel: 254 20 6688000
3) Sinohydro Limited
This road construction company is owned by the Chinese government and was founded in 1950.
Today it has operations in 55 countries across Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, and South America.
In 2018, it won the tender to construct the dualling of the Nairobi Northern Bypass. The road has since been able to ease perennial traffic jam in the Nairobi
Telephone: 0789 991273
4) Intex Construction
Intex is the largest local road contractor in Kenya and can deliver complex civil engineering projects. So far it has delivered over 1,000km of roads.
Some of its notable projects include the construction of Diani Beach Tourist Road, overlay and rehabilitation of Msambweni-Lunga Lunga Road, repairs and rehabilitation of Nkubu-Meru-Lewa Road among many others.
9th Floor Purshotam Place, Westlands – Nairobi.
P.O. Box 60293-00200 Nairobi, Kenya.
Telephone: +254 700 282 828, +254 20 374 3838
5) Nyoro Construction Limited
This company has over 30 years of experience in civil engineering and construction. It is has been able to deliver both large and small scale projects.
Furthermore, it is a tier-one contractor and holds the highest accreditation given by the government.
It can, therefore, work on registered and approved works of value over $10 million.
Junction of Old Airport Road, Old Mombasa Road
Telephone: + (254) 20 201 7074 / 821164-7
6) Interways Works Limited Construction
Interways is a dynamic local company and has expertise in irrigation projects, road construction, general construction, water projects, sewerage systems project and construction management, and general civil works.
The company has its operations in Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, DRC Congo.
Its projects include the maintenance of Thika Road Highway, construction of Upperhill – Mbagathi link roads, and the building of footbridges at Witeithie and Mangu locations.
LR. 209/10828, Professor Saitoti Rd
Telephone: +254 719 582 761
7) Tosha Holdings
Tosha Holdings provides services in subsoil exploration, design, subsoil and building material surveys & suitability investigations, construction work, road maintenance, noise barriers, and safety barriers. It has offices in the East and Central Africa region.
Today it has constructed more than 10,000 miles of roads in Kenya. Some of its works in road construction include the building of motorways, country or urban roads, new roads or rehabilitation projects, asphalt, and concrete structures.
Geminia Insurance, 3rd Floor Kilimanjaro Avenue
P.O. BOX 28433-00100
Telephone: +254 (0) 707 748888 +254 (0) 20 2691977
8) Dittman Construction Company Ltd
This company was established and registered in May 2009 as an engineering firm offering professional construction services in roads and civil engineering, structural engineering, electrical works, mechanical works, municipal infrastructure, and general engineering works and consultancy.
Eldoret Office: Vomorono House, 1st Floor, Along Arap Kitongo Road
P.O. Box 3811- 30100
Nairobi Office: Dittman Centre, Off Mombasa Road, Adjacent to KPA ICD
P.O. Box 11250- 00100
9) Dickways Construction Limited
This is a Kenyan owned company based in Nairobi which undertakes road construction across the country. They have completed numerous government, institutional, and private projects to client satisfaction for over 20 years.
Asili Co-operative House Room 205, 2nd floor, Nairobi
10) Frontier Engineering
Frontier Engineering LTD was registered in the year 1993, and has over 27 years of experience in civil engineering in Kenya. They specialize in road construction and maintenance, water and sewerage works, construction of power stations, and dams amongst other civil engineering works.
The company has offices in Nairobi, Takaba, Moyale, Marsabit, and Mandera.
Frontier Engineering is synonymous with completing high-quality projects in stipulated project time and within budget.
Their clients include the national government, departments and agencies, county governments, and non-governmental organizations.
Its portfolio includes the construction of Mandera Town Roads to Bitumen Standards-Lot 1, maintenance of Meru-Lewa (B6) road, upgrading of 6km Road to Bitumen Standards at Turkana County, upgrading to Bitumen Standards of Lodwar Municipality Roads among many other projects.
6th Floor, Kenindia House
P.O. Box 71227-00622
Tel: (+254) 0731779808|0714717198
Other road constructions worth an honorable mention include:
1) Associated Construction Co. Kenya Limited
2) Baraki International Limited
3) Bechtel Kenya Limited
4) China Aerospace Construction Group (Kenya) Corporation Limited
5) Coolio Enterprises Limited
6) El Adi Construction Company Limited
7) Equistar Limited
8) Hagar Construction Company Limited
9) Hanamal Construction Limited
11) Mattan Construction
12) Ogle Construction Limited China
13) Quinjian International Group Limited
14) Seyani Brothers and Company (Kenya) Limited
15) Signon Corporation Limited
16) Sivad Construction Limited
17) Subway Construction Limited
18) Territorial Works Limited
19) Tinfra Engineering Limited
20) Terrad Construction Limited
21) Wak Construction Limited