GATED COMMUNITY

Big housing project in Nanyuki to promote growth

3,400-unit project on 500 acres in lower Nanyuki will have schools, health facilities, police and fire stations

In Summary

• A 3,400 unit housing project - a complete community - will be built on the outskirts of Nanyuki town, spurring economic development.

• It follows balloting at Taji Estate where investors now have the go-ahead to start developing the 500-acre site.

Laikipia Governor Ndiritu Muriithi (Standing left) and other senior county officials at the signing of an agreement between Nanyuki Water and Sewerage Company and Unison Sacco.
MEGA PROJECT: Laikipia Governor Ndiritu Muriithi (Standing left) and other senior county officials at the signing of an agreement between Nanyuki Water and Sewerage Company and Unison Sacco.
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A mega community will be built in lower Nanyuki, including a 3,400-unit gated estate with schools, police and fire stations and other facilities.

It will be like a satellite town.

Following balloting at Taji Estate, investors have the approval to start developing plots on more than 500 acres.

Lower Nanyuki is expected to have a new face with stores, mosques, churches, entertainment venues, parks, sporting venues and public spaces.

The Project by Unison Sacco comes as many land-buying companies have been wooing investors into Laikipia county.

The Taji development is only seven kilometres from Nanyuki town on a tarmac road and buyers from around the country are interested, Sacco officials said on Tuesday..

Unison Sacco chairman James Muhandi said the development took time to materialise as the government of Laikipia put restrictions on serviced plots before balloting.

“We have to build a sewer system, provide water and serviced roads before members could be allowed in, making this project more valuable," Muhandi said on Tuesday.

Nanyuki Water and Sewerage Company will supply water and sewer lines to Taji project.

Muhandi said owners are now free to start developing the estate according to plan.

Sacco CEO John Njogu said they were overwhelmed by the number of willing investors.

“This is the eleventh project by Unison Sacco but it's the biggest and the only one offering serviced plots," Njogu said.

He said because of Nanyuki town's rapid growth many people are willing to invest. He said the Sacco is introducing a similar project named Nuru, adjacent to Taji.

Beneficiaries expressed satisfaction that after a two-year wait, they can start development.

(Edited by V. Graham)