An estimated 39 Counties have provided land or signed an MoU with the National Government for the affordable Housing program being rolled out across the Country.
Lands, Housing and Public Works CS Zachariah Njeru says that in the last few months, the Government has commissioned projects in Mukuru Met Site and Kibera Soweto B in Nairobi County as well as the Mavoko Affordable Housing Project in Machakos County and the Mavoko Sustainable Housing Project (SNP) with 463 housing units and other facilities.
Last week, President William Ruto was in Homa Bay County to launch the region’s affordable housing project.
The CS lauded the Counties for the partnership even as he called on the remaining ones to embrace the project which seeks to offer dignified living at an affordable rate for Kenyans, especially those living in informal settlements.
The CS spoke in Kiambu County during the launch of Kings Boma Estate, and affordable housing program being undertaken by the State Department for Housing and Urban Development in partnership with Kings Developers.
Housing PS Charles Hinga lauded the President for his commitment towards the project saying he has taught them that things can be done promptly and efficiently.
PS Hinga said Kenyans elected the Kenya Kwanza government on the basis of economic empowerment and the Affordable Housing agenda will address the plight of Kenyans through access to decent housing.
He said the developer is putting in Ksh 2.8 billion for the project adding that they have agreed to promote women and the Jua Kali sector through these projects.
Kings Developers Director Dr. Yusuf Hassanali said the project will be complete in 30 months and will employ 5000 Kenyans directly and indirectly.
Hassanali said the project consists of 40 studio apartments, 30 one-bedroom units, 900 two-bedroom units and 80 three-bedroom units.
The 1,050 houses will retail at Ksh.1.25 to Ksh.4.7 million and will come with a borehole, a kid’s play area, and a community hall for social meetings among other social amenities.
Kings Developers recently handed over a complete project in Rongai and is already 6 months away from completing a similar project in Nakuru County.