Two Qatari firms and a Chinese multinational have committed to construct a total of 300,000 affordable houses in Kenya. The commitments were secured by travelling cabinet secretary for Transport and Infrastructure James Macharia, after visiting the two countries.

The CS said the two Qatari firms had will construct 200,000 houses while a Chinese firm has committed to constructing 100,000 units.

If met, the commitments will be a big boost for Kenya’s housing landscape under the big four agenda.

“Discussions with the Qatari investors are progressing. This will go a long way towards achieving the Big Four Agenda target of building 500,000 affordable homes across the country,” the minister said.

During the visit, Mr. Macharia attended a meeting with the Beijing Forum for China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Beijing. The CS also held talks with He held talks with Qatari Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani and the country’s Transport and Communications minister Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti on issues concerning the strengthening of cooperation between the two countries.