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The government of Kenya has unveiled plans to construct 117,000 affordable houses to replace 15,000 old ones in an infrastructure development plan sprawling 3,000 acres in Eastlands estate, Nairobi.

The multi-billion project dubbed ‘Eastlands Urban Renewal Plan’ unveiled by the Ministry of Housing proposes to construct flats, bungalows, maisonettes and recreational centers in the estate. The Ministry has therefore given stakeholders 60 days to give their input concerning the project before being adopted by the Nairobi County government for implementation.

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In addition, the mega housing and infrastructure project is in line with President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big Four Agenda which seeks to construct 1 million houses by 2022. According to the Ministry’s Principal Secretary Charles Hinga, the project has already started in Parklands area which will be linked as part of the elaborate revival of the area.


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