Mukuru Slums To Be Transformed Within One Year
By Estate Cloud - over 2 years ago - Kenya
Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) has announced to complete the transformation of Mukuru slums within one year. The ambitious project will see the slum transformed into a modern estate according to statements from Director Maj. General Badi.
“We (the NMS) hope that within one year, Mukuru will be a modern estate upgraded from its slum status,” Badi said.
In July the government has slotted a slum upgrade program for Soweto and Mukuru slums in Nairobi as part of the affordable housing program with Housing PS Charles Hinga revealing that plans to construct some 15,000 housing units in Mukuru under the Kenya Slum Upgrading Programme.
The planned upgrade is part of the NMS plan to transform Nairobi into a modern, green city by upgrading all the city’s slums which dominate urban dwellings.
Maj. Gen. Badi said NMS is already implementing the plan beginning with all the roads, water, sewer lines and electricity.
The State Department of Housing and Urban Development has already received KSh. 2.3 billion for horizontal infrastructure. In 2018, the informal settlement was declared a special planning area by the Nairobi County government for two years, which was extended by NMS by another year.
Nairobi Metropolitan Services has also recently published a gazettement notice suspending all development plans in four Kibera Slums (Sarangombe, Laini Saba, Makina and Lindi) for two years, making it was a special planning area.