How Kenya can achieve the low-cost housing dream

An affordable housing project in Mtwapa. While decent housing is, undoubtedly, desirable, it cannot be provided by the government without violating people’s right to choose or unduly burdening the economy. PHOTO | FILE

What you need to know:

  • Plans are underway for the approval of idle land tax as a way of discouraging speculative land purchase.
  • These measures undertaken by the government will provide strategically located land for the housing project.
  • The targeted market for the affordable housing project are working Kenyans in the middle to low-income categories.

The government’s Big Four economic blue-print intends to deliver 1 million affordable homes in the next five years.

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