Real estate stakeholders laud move to digitize lands records

Real estate stakeholders from Kiambu County have lauded the move by the lands ministry to digitize all the lands records. Wezesha Real estate company Director John Mwanu says the development has made it easy...

Beneficiaries of affordable housing scheme to get 15pc tax relief

President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law a Bill creating a 15 percent tax relief for Kenyans buying houses under the Affordable Housing Scheme. The President signed an amendment to the Income Tax Act to...

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...

Gov’t introduces housing incentives to spur growth

The government has introduced housing incentives to cooperative movements expected to spur growth in the housing sector. Through the Miscellaneous Amendment Act of 2017, the government has approved mortgage relief to cooperatives with a...

President Kenyatta meets MPs, COTU over affordable housing

President Uhuru Kenyatta Thursday met a bi-partisan group of parliament and labour leaders to discuss the road map towards the realisation of affordable housing, a key pillar in his Big Four development blueprint. In the...

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...

KUPPET warns against salary deduction for new housing fund

The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) has warned the government against effecting the 0.5% deduction on gross salary for teachers towards the national housing scheme without proper consultation. The union says...

NHC rolls out 500,000 housing unit project

The National Housing Corporation (NHC) has rolled out an ambitious housing project targeting to construct over half a million new housing units across the country. Under the first phase, 222 housing units have been...

Demand for housing raises loan advances

Demand for residential and non-residential housing has resulted in a 4.8 percent increase in loan advances to the sector which stood at 109.9 billion shillings last year compared to 104.8 billion shillings in 2016....

Low income earners to benefit from housing project

Kenyans earning at least 30,000 shillings a month will be able to afford a housing unit costing 600,000 shillings when the government completes the first phase of the Affordable Housing project in five years. Transport,...
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