Big changes proposed in revised national urban development policy

What you need to know:

  • The document seeks to create metropolitan areas for effective cooperation and management.
  • The policy also seeks to promote compact residential neighbourhoods for optimal use of land and infrastructure.
  • Land Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi acknowledged that the country is experiencing unprecedented urbanisation.
  • The policy aims to strengthen urban governance and management.

County headquarters will be upgraded to municipal status, according to a revised national urban development policy released this month.

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