An affordable housing project
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Low-paid Kenyans to get raw deal in cheap houses deal, says PBO

An affordable housing project in Ngara, Nairobi, on December 4, 2020.

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What you need to know:

  • The Parliamentary Budget Office cautions that under the current law guiding the implementation of the programme, allocation of funds towards the development of houses for Kenyans earning up to Sh149,000 monthly is set at 60 per cent, yet they constitute 77 per cent of Kenyans working in the formal and informal sectors.
  • On the other hand, Kenyans earning above Sh149,000- who constitute just 23 per cent of the workforce- have been allocated 36 per cent of the funds.