NAIROBI, February 7, 2018, GPS
All 81 residents of Jevanjee Bachelor’s The construction 1,800 Estate in Ngara have now been relocated paving way for the construction of 1,800 new affordable units.
County Executive for Urban Planning and Lands Charles Kerich on Thursday said the developer has already moved to ground ready to commence works.
Kerich said the ground breaking for the construction works will be done once the developer completes building a perimeter wall around the site.
“We are ready to begin the Jevanjee units after fully compensating and relocating all the tenants who were here,” Kerich said.
The project is expected to take two years and will fully be developed by Jabavu Limited with the county providing land.
All the 81 houses have been demolished but Kerich stated that some locals have set up garages blocking access to the site.
These will have to be moved.
He reiterated the county’s commitment to give priority to all the tenants who were moved when the houses are complete.
“Our commitment and promise remains unchanged. The tenants moved out will be given priority when the units are ready for occupancy,” Kerich said.
The CEC added that the construction of 1,434 units along the Racecourse Road in Pangani that begun last month is on course.
“The developer in Pangani is already doing excavation and this makes the Jevanjee project our second one as we target the seven old estates,” he noted.
The first block of 18 floors is expected to be delivered in 45 weeks, and the second will be constructed from the beginning of March 2020.
The construction of the housing units is a joint venture program under the Urban Renewal Project that targets to build 500,000 affordable housing units as captured in President Uhuru’s Big Four agenda.
The Pangani project will be complete in 36 months and covers 5.2 acres of land.
It is being developed by Technofin Kenya Limited.
The project will also be implemented in Ngara, Ngong Road, Inspectorate staff quarters, Uhuru and Suna Road Estates.