Talk:East Africa Tagging Guidelines

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Motorway / freeway

I would consider the Nairobi southern bypass that skirts Wilson Airport and Karen as a motorway. It meets all criteria. Grade separated intersections, dual carriageways. Also the Thika road from where you leave Nairobi until you hit the first pedestrian crossing & the speed humps would meet the criteria. Grade separated and dual carriageways. Thereafter its just a main road. Update: this has been done. (talk) 20:19, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

Kenya road classification

Kenyan government classes roads into A through E and these roads are numbered accordingly. Below E there are class SPR and then U.

On state maps you will see URA999 and URP999 and R999 and UR999 and G999 road classes as well (where 999 is a placeholder). These are all tiny roads.

Observation on the ground suggests that the government will make some attempt to maintain roads of classes A through E but do nothing to repair or upgrade the remaining very minor roads, which are typically just unmaintained tracks. (talk) 20:19, 1 September 2018 (UTC)


I cannot find a reference to the correct admin_level=xx tags to use for boundary=administrative in Kenya.

So here is a summary of what I have found on the map itself, and my proposals.

De facto County: admin_level=4 ( There are 47 counties delimited as level 4 - See

Proposed Sub-County: admin_level=5 (Not a formal structure. Used informally for service delivery districts. Might be created in future. Fits counties exactly)

Proposed Municipality: admin_level=6 (Not used at this time)

Proposed Constituency: admin_level=7 (Formal structure for the election of members of parliament. Constituencies fit exactly into Counties)

Proposed Ward: admin_level=8 (Formal structure for election of county councillors. Wards fit into constituencies exactly.)

Proposed Location: admin_level=9 (Not sure if locations fit any other admin boundary exactly)

Proposed sub-location: admin_level=10 (Sub-locations fit exactly into locations) (talk) 20:27, 1 September 2018 (UTC)