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Kiambu invites tenders to put up 12,500 housing units.


The County Government of Kiambu has invited tenders requesting interested property developers to put up 12,500 houses under an affordable rent-to-own scheme.

The that is set to close on June 19 2018, will pave way for the construction of multi-storey units for the locals on 50 acres of public land in Kiambu, Kikuyu, Limuru, Ruiru and Thika.

According to the proposed plan, each acre is expected to host 240 housing units with ample space set aside for greening, parking and children play areas.

“Kiambu County is proposing to undertake a 50-acre 12,000 units affordable housing project by 2022 on government land where old county houses will be demolished to pave way for the new units. 
Existing tenants will be given a unit each at no cost,” said Governor Ferdinand Waititu.

He added that units of 20 square metre studio apartments will be sold at a maximum of Sh. 800,000, one-bedroom for Sh. 800,000, two bedrooms with 40 square metres at Sh. 2 million and three bedrooms of 60 square metres disposed at Sh. 3 million.

According to the Expressions of Interest, the most attractive package is the social housing units where a one-roomed house will cost Sh. 600,000 while a two- bedroomed house will retail at a maximum price of Sh. 1,050,000.

“The proposed affordable housing project will be undertaken in the existing estates with adequate space for expansion, which contains old dilapidated houses and structures (urban renewal), as well as new sites acquired by the county government,” it says.

This comes as Nairobi has proposed to break ground for 36,840 housing units in Starehe A and B, Park Road, Muguga Green, Shauri Moyo A, B & C and Makongeni estates.

Kiambu’s proximity to the capital city makes it attractive for workers looking to avoid the hustle of long commuting hours to and from the Nairobi. It is served by Kiambu and Thika roads.

(Info borrowed from Business Daily)

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