The Government is committed to ensuring Kenyans have access to quality and low-cost houses, announced President William Ruto.
President Ruto said the move will help tackle urban poverty and improve the lives of low-income households.
"Adequate housing is at the core of our Government's programmes and policies," he noted.
President Ruto said the dwelling units will have sufficient access to electricity, safe water, sanitation, and tenure security.
"This deliberate move will enhance equal opportunities to all and ensure sustainable economic growth in our country," he added.
He spoke today when he inspected the ongoing affordable and social housing project at the former Meteorological Site in Nairobi County.
Ruto said plans are underway to construct over 400,000 homes on the roughly 3,000 acres of public land available in Nairobi.
"In Nairobi, we have close to 3000 acres of public land in different formations; we will work with the county government of Nairobi. I have already talked to the governor so that we can do between 400,000 and 500,000 housing units on this public land," said President Ruto.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.