Kirinyaga County rated high for speedy implementation of affordable housing project
The National Assembly Committee on Housing has highly rated Kirinyaga County for speedy implementation of affordable housing project in Kerugoya Town.
The committee that was on a fact-finding mission observed that in a record time of less than three months, the ongoing construction of the first 100 units was already at 24% completion.
Led by the Emurua Dikirr MP, Johanna Ngeno who is also the Housing Committee chair, the delegation that included Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Pasarris, Subukia MP Samuel Gachobe, the committee observed that the smooth implementation of the project was as a result of the good cooperation by various stakeholders among them the National and County Governments.
“We have paid visits to various counties, and I commend Kirinyaga and Governor Anne Waiguru for the excellent working relationship that exists between the County and the National Government and therefore we give the county over 80% rating. We shall continue proving the relevant support to ensure the project runs smoothly,” the Chairperson stated.
Subukia MP Samuel Gachobe, stated that the progress accomplished in Kirinyaga in such a short period of time was impressive and that the project was well within its implementation timelines.
Passaris observed that the project beneficiary target group was a vital component to consider and was pleased that Kirinyaga County intends to prioritize low-income families.
The 100 units currently under construction include 20 studio apartments, 40 one-bedroom units and 40 two-bedrooms houses. They are expected to be ready for occupation by June 2024. The entire project is projected to produce 1,000 units with one and two-bedroom units projected to sell at around Ksh.1.58 million to Ksh.3.2 million.
Kirinyaga Deputy Governor, David Githanda, who represented Governor Anne Waiguru, reiterated the county government’s support and commitment to the success of the project. He said that the county government handed over six acres for the project and assured the county residents that they will be the major beneficiaries of the project. Apart from providing over 90% of construction labor, the opportunity to provide construction materials, residents will also have an opportunity to own the low-cost houses once they are completed.
There are plans to undertake similar projects in Sagana, Kianyaga, Wang’uru and Redsoil in Mwea East. The groundbreaking for Kianyaga project was done by President William Ruto in August.