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PRC ignores detractors, soldiers on in Kajiado

Christine Musa @PeopleDailyKe

Property Reality Company (PRC), a land buying and selling company also involved in greenhouse farming for clients has unveiled another 68 acres of arable land in Kajiado county for sale, shrugging off claims of unfair dealings by some investors.

Speaking at Kisamis in Kiserian during an open day held recently, PRC officials said quick development will only be realised if the land is properly utilised.

“Over the years, land has been an expensive, unaffordable asset that only wealthy people could buy. However after conducting market surveys, we have realised that many low-income earners are willing to save some little money to acquire plots,” he said.

PRC CEO Brian Gacari said they have allocated 10 per cent of the land for social and public amenities including a health facility and a police station.

He said subdividing land into plots is giving an opportunity to many people to be landowners. “Paying in instalments by our clients is also a crucial factor in ensuring willing land buyers conveniently acquire land,’’ said Gacari.

According to PRC Commercial manager Catherine Mwangi, not adhering to the set regulations (on proper planning and land use as outlined by the county government) puts the clients money at stake. “It is also a source of conflict with the county leadership and locals.

Locals should also be widely consulted on the use the developer wants to put the land to avert conflicts,’’ she said. During the open day, prospective land buyers had an opportunity of touring the plots on sale.

In August, PRC was forced to refute claims by Consumers Federation of Kenya (Cofek) that they are conning landowners of their money, especially income from greenhouse farming.

But speaking during a media tour at Mbuni Estate project in Kajiado, Gacari said the complaints were made by individuals who had also breached their contracts with PRC and their payments were not even due by the time the complaints were raised.

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