The Nairobi county government has announced plans to demolish old town-houses in popular estates in Eastland’s for the construction of modern houses that will accommodate more tenants.
According to Tom Odongo, County Executive for Urban Renewal and Housing, the 9 billion housing projects, which is expected to kick off in February 2017 will consist of 17,000 modern housing units. The apartments will comprise of one- to three-bedroom units.
The old estates that will be targeted in the regeneration plan include; Jevanjee, Ngong road, old Ngara, New Ngara, Pangani , Uhuru and Suna road
The Urban Renewal and Redevelopment of old housing project had been scheduled to kick off mid this year but was postponed due to logistic challenges.
Odongo said residents currently occupying the old housing units built by the defunct City Council of Nairobi would be given first priority and will also be paid relocation compensation for the construction period, which is estimated to be 24 months.
“We would like to re-assure current residents that they will be able to buy or rent a new unit when they are built at a concessionary rate,” said Odongo.