During a recent church service held in Lang’ata, President William Ruto announced that Kibera, one of the largest slums in Africa, is set to undergo a radical transformation into a modern estate within the next decade.
This transformation, he revealed, is part of Kenya Kwanza’s grand vision through the Affordable Housing Project, aimed at providing decent housing for Kenyan residents currently living in informal settlements.
“That plan was introduced for two reasons. First, it’s not just about the houses but also about creating jobs. Our goal is to construct a minimum of 200,000 houses to ensure gainful employment for the youth of Nairobi,” Ruto stated.
President Ruto also underscored the project’s humanitarian aspect, expressing the government’s commitment to eradicating slums, with Kibera being a primary focus.
“In ten years, there will be no slums here; we will have completely transformed it into a modern estate,” Ruto added.
Over 6 million Kenyans to benefit from the affordable housing project
This significant announcement comes hot on the heels of President Ruto’s visit to the Mukuru Met Social Housing Project in Mukuru, Nairobi, where he inspected the progress of the 14,000-unit development.
Ruto stated that this project (Mukuru Met) alone is set to provide jobs for approximately 4,000 local youths.
Under the Kenya Kwanza regime’s ambitious agenda, the government aims to construct a minimum of 250,000 houses annually for the next five years. This project is poised to benefit over six million Kenyan citizens, ensuring they have access to affordable and decent housing.
Additionally, plans are in place to construct 200 housing units in each of the 290 constituencies across the country. The commencement of these projects has already been witnessed in Githugu, Kirinyaga County; Bahati, Nakuru County; Lurambi, Kakamega County; and Vihiga.
In ten years, there will be no slums here; we will have completely transformed Kibera into a modern estatePresident William Ruto, October 01, 2023