Principal Secretary for Housing and Urban Development Arch Aidah Munano says 822 housing units in the Ksh 2.9 billion Government sponsored Kibera zone ’ A’ Development Project are now complete and ready for occupation.
Arch Munano who was on tour of the project further disclosed that the government will soon embark on the construction of additional 3500 units to give Africa’s largest slum the bad needed integrity and facelift.
The project which begun in 2012 consists of 144 three roomed units, 570 two roomed units and 108 single roomed units, 245 market stalls, a youth centre and a multipurpose hall all with associated infrastructure has been touted to transform the lives of Kibera residents.
She said the Cabinet had agreed to sell the houses at subsidized rates for the sake of the common man and urged public officers to shun conflict of interest.
The Principal Secretary who was flanked by the Director of Administration in the State Department of Housing Mr Ibrahim Hussein decried haphazard development of structures in Kenya’s urban areas for commercial purposes, but with little or no regard to building codes.
She said it was the responsibility of every Kenyan to follow laid down regulations when undertaking construction work to provide space for accompanying utilities especially on road reserves.
“Law and order are there for the purposes of giving us a standard, and if all of us followed the law, then everything we do will fall in order”, she emphasized.