Housing Projects Take Root In Kiambu


Real estate experts are increasingly drawn to Kiambu due to the potential for acquiring more land for residential and business construction.

The County’s proximity to the city attracts investors, and with the government’s annual demand for 200,000 housing units, this trend is expected to continue.

The area, known for its coffee plantation presence, has the largest land area in Kenya, occupying around 20,369 hectares by June 2023. Therefore, to put that into perspective, in the year 2010 the county recorded at least 3500 coffee estates within the county, the number has however significantly reduced with recent statistics as per the ministry indicate that number to have gone down to a meagre 907 coffee estates as of 2018/2019.

As a result, many city residents are moving to county areas like Ruaka, Thindigua, and Ruiru for modern apartments, attracting young, career-starting residents.

Joseph Thiongo, a communication officer, relocated from Denholm to Thindigua, seeking modern finishes and proximity to ameni
ties like shopping malls, hospitals, and entertainment spots, making his new home comfortable.

Further plans by the County to increase settlement areas have seen it invite bidders with plans to construct modern settlements in Umoja and Kiang’ombe, Fort-Jesus in Ruiru town, Bosnian in Githurai Municipality, and Misri in Limuru Municipality. Over 20 bidders had the opportunity to assess the groundwork before tendering.

The sweeping storm of real estate has been occasioned by the need for basic housing under the Government’s development agenda for an additional 1,000,000 houses across the country by 2027.

Source: Kenya News Agency