Naivasha is set to get 2,000 affordable housing units after the project received backing from Nakuru County Government, the World Bank and the UK.
The project will be established on a 55-acre piece of land along the Nakuru-Nairobi highway. Tenders for the project have been received and the County government is currently evaluating the contractors.
Demand for housing is expected to rise following recent developments in the county which include the extension of the Standard Gauge Railway and the recent commencement of the construction of Naivasha industrial park which is the only special economic zone in Nakuru County.
The industrial park has been seen as a game-changer for the county’s industrialization plans.
“With Naivasha hosting a multibillion-shilling flourishing horticultural sector, a booming hospitality industry, and fast-rising to a commercial hub in East Africa, obviously, the demand for housing is expected to shoot up,” Governor Kinyanjui said recently.
According to Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, the housing deficit in Nakuru stood at 10,000 housing units as of 2016.
Construction is expected to commence in February.