Govt to revive stalled Voi housing project

Plans are underway to revive construction of the stalled multi-million shillings housing project in Voi, Taita Taveta County. The affordable housing project stalled six years ago on account of inadequate funds which will be now availed...

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...

Urithi housing backs digitization of land records

Urithi Housing Cooperative has commended the government for initiating the digitization of operations at the ministry of lands. Urithi Chairman Samuel Maina says the ongoing process will curb shoddy dealings in the ministry, noting that...

Gov’t to build 1 million housing units in slum upgrade project

The government plans to build one million housing units across the country within five years, in a slum upgrade project aiming to curb the increase of slums in urban areas. Housing Principal Secretary Idda...

Kenya’s real estate contributes 7.5pc to the GDP

By Claire Wanja Kenya’s Real Estate Sector grew at 12 per cent between 2011 and 2015, contributing an average of 7.5 percent to Kenya’s GDP growth over the same period. And despite the relatively high lending...

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...

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...

Uhuru issues directive to address police housing problem

President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed the Ministry of Interior to provide a comprehensive policy framework on how to address the persistent problem of housing in the National Police Service (NPS). In a colourful ceremony attended...

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,...

Gov’t to provide land for Kshs 2.6 trillion housing project

The government has identified over 7, 000 acres of land, where one million housing units will be constructed at a cost of Kshs 2.6 trillion. Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban development Cabinet Secretary (CS), James...
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