The Nakuru Affordable Housing Programme received a huge boost after President William Ruto authorized the transfer of 100 acres of vacant land from the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) in the Pipeline region. This move is expected to have a transformative impact on the city’s development, offering job opportunities and enhancing security.

Governor Susan Kihika expressed her excitement about the development, stating, “This will change the face of Nakuru City and provide job opportunities for thousands of youths in the region.” She further added, “We will build a city with ultramodern housing units, social amenities, factories, and industries on this land.”

During a recent development tour of the county, President Ruto, along with his Deputy Rigathi Gachagua, Cabinet secretaries, and MPs, discussed the potential for using idle government land for development. Governor Kihika also expressed her gratitude to the President and Roads and Transport Cabinet Secretary, Kipchumba Murkomen, for allowing the county to utilize the 100 acres of land belonging to KAA.

President Ruto, speaking at the commissioning of the Naivasha Economic Zone substation and the handing-over of the Bondeni Affordable Housing Programme, promised to build decent houses for Kivumbini Estate residents. He stated, “I know you live in small houses and pay monthly rent, and I am going to change the story for you. I will construct bigger houses for you and give them to you at only Sh3,000. There will be no more monthly rent.”

The President also announced plans to build 20,000 houses through the affordable housing programme in Nakuru City and other urban areas in the nine subcounties. He emphasized, “Ten thousand of the houses in the proposed projects will be constructed within Nakuru City, while the remaining 10,000 units will be in the other constituencies.”