Laikipia County Government Signs MoU With National Housing Corporation For Development Of 2,000 Affordable Houses
According to Governor Ndiritu Muriithi, the county government has identified 21 sites across the county where the houses will be developed.
Urbanization due to emergence of many horticultural farms, new tourist attraction sites, rural-urban migration, commercial ranching and setting up of military bases including the British Training Unit in Kenya (BATUK) are some of the major reasons why the county is a ready market for real estate and affordable housing.
We are delighted to partner with NHC to provide Laikipians with quality and affordable housing in line with the big four agenda, he said.
The government will target three market segments, low income housing, middle income housing in major urban centers like Nanyuki, Nyahururu and Rumuruti and regional income housing in areas such as Wiyumiririe, Naibor, and Ol Jabet as part of the smart town initiative.
Low income housing could at around Kshs 2 million, while middle income houses will range could range between Kshs 5 to 7 million. The county government will also engage financial entities such as banks and saccos to ensure its citizens have access to credit to finance these houses.
HE the Governor also explained that the county was fast developing into a centre for conference tourism and urged the NHC to focus not only on the major towns like Nanyuki but also to tap in areas like Mukima and Jua Kali which were growing at a very high rate because of the migrants from other towns and countries as well.
The Managing Director of the Corporation Mr. Andrew Saisi congratulated the county for being a progressive and for being the first to actualize one of the Presidents Big 4 agendas on affordable Housing.
Mr Saisi promised to give all the necessary support to see the completion of the project. He thanked the Governor for partnering with the corporation and setting aside enough for the project.
With the Governor spearheading the upgrading of over 15 smart towns across the county, the demand of good houses will be on the rise for both commercial and residential purposes.
Mr Saisi assured citizens that the partnership will strive to provide quality and affordable housing to its clientele and also commended the county governments staff for their high level of professionalism and service delivery.