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Sonko rolls out Sh7bn affordable homes plan - 3 days ago, 22:05

Collins Omulo

Nairobi County has launched the construction of a Sh7 billion public residential apartments in Ngara Estate.

The project, River Bank apartments, will see construction of 3,000 units comprising eight blocks of 34 storeys for low and middle income earners in line with the national government’s promise to provide affordable housing for all Kenyans.

The project, which is being undertaken by Erdemann Property Limited, is set to be completed in less than one and a half years.

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko said his government and county assembly had approved construction of more than 200,000 affordable residential houses for the middle and low income earners.

“To speedily achieve this, we have completely waived the building approval fees. We also want to engage contractors who will use local building materials and employ local youths,” said Mr Sonko during the ground-breaking of the project on Wednesday.

Erdemann Property Managing Director Zeyun Yang said each block of the highrise apartments, ...
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