Gov’t to sustain Kenya Informal settlements Improvement project

The second phase of the Kenya Informal settlements Improvement project (KISIP) will begin by the end of this year after the completion of the necessary planning and approvals. The project that will benefit selected informal...

Three bedroom house to cost Ksh 2M in new affordable housing project

A groundbreaking ceremony for 2,720 affordable housing units has been held at River Estate in Ngara, Nairobi County. Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko says the three-year project will see the construction of one and two bedroom houses under the big four housing...

Urithi to hand over housing projects in 12 months

Urithi Housing Cooperative will complete and hand over all housing projects currently under construction in 12 months. Three of the pending projects, namely Utange-Mombasa, Gem2 and Rongai Homes are set for completion in the next...

Shelter Afrique roots for social housing to boost equity in provision

Pan-African housing development financier, Shelter Afrique is urging the government and players in real estate sector to consider venturing into social housing projects to ensure housing shortage is addressed across all segments. “The move by...

Open up Big Four Agenda to more participants to fast track it

While speaking at a senate leadership meeting in Kiambu County, Senate majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen challenged the national executive to involve the Senate and the public in rallying support for the big four agenda. He...

High cost of land hindering construction of affordable housing

The high cost of land and infrastructure are the two major issues that developers face in their efforts to put up affordable housing units. Rendeavour Country Head, Nick Langford, says the government should consider...

Investors show interest in housing sector, PS Hinga

Investor interest in housing could see the government realize over one million housing units over and above the 500,000 units targeted by the government. Speaking at the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry,...
Kenyans to dig deeper into pockets as housing levy takes effect

Kenyans to dig deeper into pockets as housing levy takes effect

Are you employed? If yes; expect a 1.5 percent levy deduction towards the affordable housing project soon. Housing Cabinet Secretary James Macharia is optimistic of a go ahead following the withdrawal of cases that barred...

Court stops govt from imposing VAT on Housing Development Levy

The High court in Nairobi has temporarily stopped the implementation of the Housing Development levy. This is after Central Organization of Trade Unions, COTU(K)  moved to the court seeking orders to stop the fund...

Govt to engage teachers on housing scheme tax says DP Ruto

Deputy President William Ruto says the Government will engage teachers over the 1.5% tax to finance its low cost housing scheme. This comes amid growing disquiet over the plan that is set to take effect...
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