- The 100 units currently under construction include 20 studio apartments, 40 one-bedroom units and 40 two-bedrooms houses.
- The project is projected to produce 1,000 units with one and two-bedroom units projected to sell at around Sh1.58 million to Sh3.2 million.
The National Assembly Committee on Housing has hailed Kirinyaga County for the speedy construction of the affordable houses in Kerugoya Town.
The committee, on a fact-finding mission observed that in a record time of less than three months, the ongoing construction of the first 100 units was already at 24 percent completion.
Led by chairperson who is also Emurua Dikirr MP Johanna Ngeno, the committee observed that the smooth implementation of the project was as a result of the good cooperation by various stakeholders among them the National and County Governments.
"We have paid visits to various counties and I commend Kirinyaga and governor Anne Waiguru for the excellent working relationship that exists between the County and the National Government hence over 80 percent rating. We shall continue providing the relevant support to ensure the project runs smoothly," said Ngeno.
Subukia MP Samuel Gachobe stated that the progress accomplished in Kirinyaga in such a short period of time was impressive and that the project was well within its implementation timelines.
Nairobi woman representative Esther Passaris observed that the project beneficiary target group was a vital component to consider and was pleased that Kirinyaga County intends to prioritise low-income families.
The 100 units currently under construction include 20 studio apartments, 40 one-bedroom units and 40 two-bedrooms houses that are expected to be ready for occupation by June 2024.
The project is projected to produce 1,000 units with one and two-bedroom units projected to sell at around Sh1.58 million to Sh.3.2 million.
Kirinyaga Deputy Governor, David Githanda said the county government gave over six acres for the project and assured residents that they will be the major beneficiaries of the project.
Apart from providing over 90 percent of construction labor, the opportunity to provide construction materials, residents will also have an opportunity to own the low-cost houses once they are completed.
Plans are underway to undertake similar projects in Sagana, Kianyaga, Wang’uru and Redsoil in Mwea East. The groundbreaking for Kianyaga project was done by President William Ruto in August.