New Plan Seeks to Use Alternative Technology in Building Houses

By James Kariuki

Freeing public land for residential development projects in Nairobi has applied the brakes on the booming subdivision of land in satellite towns with an eye on the spillover from the centre.

Traditionally, those unable to afford high rents that come with staying close to town, have had the option of living further away or opting to set up their home in the outskirts of Nairobi. Many are also landlords.

But matters may not be looking so rosy for such people if a State backed plan delivers the envisaged number of housing units.