2nd International Conference on Transport and Road Research

“Transport solutions to transform lives: Research & Innovation for safe, efficient and seamless transport.”

11 – 14 June, 2018, Sarova whitesands,

Mombasa, Kenya

Conference Proceedings


The second ITRARR series, presented by the Kenya Roads Board (KRB) was held in Mombasa, Kenya from 11th -14th June with the support of Material Testing and Research Division (MTRD), under the Ministry of Transport infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development.

The Conference brought  together key players in road infrastructure provision and experts in corresponding research domains including transport professionals, researchers, stakeholders and policy makers all joining hands for better roads to support socio-economic development in the Sub-Sahara Africa and South East Asia regions.

Presentations Presenter Organization
1.1 Brief Statement by Main Sponsor Aadil Cajee Head of Infrastructure – Stanbic Bank Kenya
1.3 Introduction of Research and Community Access Partnership Head ReCAP, United – Kingdom
1.4 Progress from iTRARR 2016 Eng. J. Ruwa iTRARR Co-Chair -Kenya
1.5 Sustainable Transport Development Rita Kavashe Chairman KRB, Kenya
1.6 Towards Seamless Transportation in the region James Wainaina Macharia Cabinet Secretary,Ministry of Transport,Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development
1.7 Industry Perspective : Transport to drive Kenya’s “Big Four” development agenda Key note speech Ms. Flora Mutahi Kenya Association of Manufactures (KAM) Chairlady
1.8 Welcome address by host county Mombasa County- Kenya
1.9 Official opening of conference James Wainaina Macharia Cabinet Secretary,Ministry of Transport,Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development
Plenary Session 2 : Road Network Monitoring
2.1 Road Transport Performance review report (2007-2017) Eng. J. Ruwa Executive Director, Kenya Roads Board – Kenya
2.2 Intelligent transport systems Eng. S. Kinoti Director General, Kenya Urban Roads Authority – Kenya
2.3 New model of motor of motor vehicle taxation to achieve Kenya’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) emissions target Fahd Al-Guthmy Japan
2.4 Value for Money in the context of Zambia Eng. Dr. Yohane Tembo Zambia
2.5 Highway Development and Livelihood Transformation in Nairobi Peri-urban Areas: A case of Nothern Bypass Corridor, Kenya Dr. Catherine Gateri Kenya
2.6 Overview of field visits Eng J. Mbarua iTRARR Technical Committee Chair-Kenya
Plenary Session 3 : Intermodal Transport Planning in the Region
3.1 Multi-modal transport projects in the region:LAPSSET Sylvester Kasuku Director General, LAPSSET – Kenya
3.2 The role of KPA in Transport in the Region Managing Director, Kenya Ports Authority
3.3 Road Tolling : A case study of Zambia Eng. Charles Kandeke Zambia
3.4 Strategic and programs to enhance road safety Francis Meja Director General, National Transport and Safety Authority-Kenya
3.5 Application of Tidal flows in Intelligent Traffic Management during peak hours: Case study of Nairobi-Thika Highway Jane Mabatsi Kenya
3.6 Traffic Lights Signalling Technology Nicholas Airo NAS International – Kenya
Plenary Session 4A : Intelligent Transport Solutions
4a. 1 Drones for efficient infrastructure management Wilson Gichuru Kenya
4a. 2 DRIMS- Dynamic Response Intelligent Monitoring System : (Road ConditionEvaluation) Kennedy Okoth Kenya
4a. 3 Traffic Management Linda Odhiambo Kenya
Plenary Session 4B : Innovations in Transport
4b.1 Lateral and Vertical Bridge Foundation Design Challenges Associated with Geological Structures in Kenya Isaac Mugamangi Kenya
Workshop 4C : Guidelines for the testing and use of cinder gravels in road development ReCAP ReCAP
Day 2: Wednesday 13th June, 2018
5.1 Research and Innovation in the Road sub-sector Eng. S. Kogi Kenya
5.2 Alternative financing and contracting models applied in Kenya Rural Roads Authority Eng. L. Kimeli Director General,Kenya Rural Roads Authority
5.3 Pavement Design Guidelines for Low Volume Sealed Roads in Kenya: Development Principles and Methods Eng. Albert Ndege Kenya
5.4 Structural Capacity of Low Volume Sealed Roads Eng. Daniel Wanyiri Kenya
5.5 Kenya roads and importance of using Bitumen Emulsion Eng Ali Paramani Lexembourg
Workshop 6A : Efficient Urban Transporation Systems
6a.1 An Assessment of LRT Operations in Emeri Village, Toronto and Potential Applications in Kenya Grant Rugamara Uganda
6a.3 Drivers fault versus system failure: Road Safety and the blame game in Kenya Gladys Nyachieo Kenya
Workshop 6B : Enhancing Road Safety
6b. 1 Accident analysis along Nakuru-Eldoret Highway : Case of Sobea-Salgaa Stretch Bonface Otieno Kenya
6b. 2 Challenges in Application of Road Furniture: The Kenyan Experience Justus Musakala Kenya
6b. 3 Blackspot Analysis and prioritization in Kenya Nancy Abira Kenya
6b. 4 Safe use of motorcycles and motorized three- wheelers for rural transport Tom Bishop/ grace Muhia Tanzania
Day 3: Wednesday 13th June, 2018 : Intergrated Transport Planning
7.1 Development of the region’s road infrastucture Eng. P. Mundinia Director General, Kenya National Highways Authority
7.3 Towards the Development of Post -Opening Project Evaluation Framework for Kenya National Highways Authority for KeNHA Highway Projects Planning, Appraisal and Delivery Challenges- A Post – Opening Project EvaluationFindings of Kenya National Highways Authority’s (KeNHA) Case Study Project Dr. Meshack Ochieng UAE-Kenya
7.4 Applicability of Public Private Partnership in roads construction in Kenya : Case Study of Nairobi Metropolitan region Daniel Giti Kenya
7.5 African Transporation Networking Group/ International Conference on Transporation in Africa (ICTA) Dr. Adewole S. Oladele Botswana
Workshop 8A : Innovative Contracting models
8a. 1 Innovative financing models for transport infrastructure National Treasury National Treasury-Kenya
8a. 2 Development of Performance Based Contract for Road Maintenance in Kenya Eng. George Kiiru Kenya
8a. 3 Experience of polymer modified bitumen and emulsion on Pavement Construction in Kenya Charles Lanagt Kenya
Workshop 8B : Climate Resilient Infrastructure
8b.2Research into mitigating the causes and effects of dust from rural roads Robin Workman UK
8b. 3 Climate resillient reinforced concrete structures in coastal environment – Bangladesh case study Sudarshan Srinivasan UK

The Conference Co-Chairs 


Eng. Jacob Z. Ruwa, OGW-Executive Director,
Kenya Roads Board

Eng. Stephen Kogi, Chief Engineer,
Material Testing & Research Division, (MTRD)

Endorsed by

General Enquiry
Jane Karanja  +254 722658332
Brenda Maangi  +254 727525164

Sponsorship & Exhibitions
Eng. Margaret N. Ogai  + 254 722747018
Rosemary Wangui  + 254 733889718

Abstracts & Call for Papers
Eng. Joachim Mbarua + 254 722 830458
Eng. Wilson Kosgey +254 722561337