President Uhuru Kenyatta-led government has received the first batch of 1370 units of affordable houses in Ngara, Nairobi.
The project which is part of President Kenyatta’s Big Four Agenda had been scheduled to be ready by the end of 2019.
Last year, Charles Hinga, Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development of Kenya revealed that China State Construction Engineering began construction works of the units in Nairobi in April.
“We are excited about the Chinese company because it has completed the works in good time,” Hinga said on the sidelines of a regional urbanization conference.
The project which is located in Ngara residential estate is the first development under the country’s affordable housing program.
Hinga said that in total the project will consist of 1,370 units which are intended for low-income households.
He said that the second phase consisting of 260 units will be finished in mid-2020 and the final phases by end of this year (2020).
In total, the Ministry hopes to rollout 500,000 affordable houses by the end of 2022.