Small Housing Developers Face Disruption By Government Plan

By James Kariuki

One-man real estate firms dominating the residential housing scene face imminent disruption after the government invited real estate conglomerates to put up 8,000 units using modern technologies.

Unlike the present situation where private developers seek and purchase their own parcels of land, the invited mass-housing builders have been given a major leeway where the government will provide the land for the planned houses.

Already several mass-housing companies have set up building raw materials in the country and have had their building technologies approved ahead of national rollout.