Land wrangles pose a challenge to the growth of Kisumu City

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Rushdie Oudia] The rapid expansion of Kisumu City in recent years has presented a housing crisis that has been made worse by land wrangles. A report recently tabled before the county’s Cabinet noted that it would have been easier for Kenya’s third city to meet the housing demands were it not…


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Article: Remove land hurdle to house all Kenyans – Kahaki Muindi

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Share       [Source: Business Daily, by Kahaki Muindi] An estimated 13 million Kenyans live in cities and towns. Kenya’s urban population is swelling rapidly. Yet, more than 70 percent of urban residents in Kenya live in informal settlements. Rapid urbanisation has put pressure on housing in many cities and towns. This has resulted in proliferation of…


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State targets 7,000 acres for housing plan

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Share      The Government plans to set aside 7,000 acres for its affordable housing programme. The National Treasury says in its Draft Budget Policy Statement that as at December 2018, the national government had signed agreements with 36 county governments to extend the project to the counties. “Under these agreements, the county governments are expected to provide…


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Landlords seek role in affordable housing plan

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Share      A landlords lobby group has called on the national and county governments to partner with them to solve the housing crisis in the country. The Urban Landlords and Tenants Association of Kenya (UNLAK) said the president’s affordable housing plan can only be realised through a partnership where the governments provide land and infrastructure while the…


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