Milliam Murigi and Wahinya Henry @PeopleDailyKe
In line with the government’s agenda of Affordable Housing for All, the 27th Kenya Homes Expo this year is themed Homes for All. The government plans to deliver a million housing units over the next five years of which 20 per cent will comprise social housing and 80 per cent affordable housing.
This ultimately means that half a million more Kenyans will own homes by the end of the President’s second term. The show, which opened yesterday and closes on Sunday October 14th, will feature a vibrant and innovative collection of products tailored for the low- to middle-income earners.
The Chief Administrative Secretary in the ministry of Transport, Infrastrucutre, Housing, Urban Development and public works, Dr Chris Obure officialy opened the exhibition at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC). East African Portland Cement Company, have sponsored the expo once again.
This long-standing partnership, supported by the KICC CEO, Nana Gecaga, has seen the two corporates embark on a coporate social responsibility partnership that has greatly elevated the lives of the children of Gatina Primary School, the largest public institution in Dagoretti North Constituency.
The school, which educates children from the informal settlement areas of Kawangware and Kangemi, is undergoing a facelift courtesy of KICC and the Kenya Homes Expo.
Some of the exhibitors showcasing homes within this affordable range include Riruta Gardens in Dagoretti, Karibu Homes in Athi River, Rama Homes with houses in South C, Belasi Developers in Juja, Malberry Holdings with houses in Thika and Kiambu, among others.
The Founder and Managing Director of the Kenya Homes Expo, Daniel Ojijo, says the Expo’s theme, Homes for All, reflects the growing needs of the real estate market today, where affordable housing is a key highlight.