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Nairobi City County Engages Public in CAIP Project Discussion: First Metal and Woodwork Industry to Transform Mathare by April 2024..

25th January 2024

Nairobi City County today conducted a public participation session around the CAIP (County Aggregation and Industrial Parks) project to gather views from Nairobians. This public participation session is required by law ahead of the construction of the first metal and woodwork industry in the Mathare area. The construction is scheduled to kick off in April 2024.

The CAIP is a joint partnership between Nairobi County and the National Government that looks into the construction of the Aggregation and Industrial Parks in 27 priority Counties, Nairobi included at a cost of 1.45 Billion.
Publicparton Aggregation7Said Godfrey Akumali, Chief Officer, Trade and Industries, “The construction of the Industrial Park is in line with Governor Sakaja Johnson’s manifesto of creating job opportunities in an orderly and humane manner to the residents of Nairobi especially amongst them, the youth and Women.”

Chief Akumali said the project will create a total of 100,000 jobs in the first year and 1 million in five years with Affordable Housing project as a possible and ready market for the standardized products from the Industrial Park, translating to creation of revenue which is paramount in enabling the County offer Service Delivery.
Publicparton Aggregation10“The county in its quest to fight drug and substance abuse in the informal settlements will additionally create 500 job opportunities during the Industrial Park construction and Make Nairobi Work.” added Akumali

Today’s Public Participation session was attended by Hon. Mark Thiga, MCA Hospital Ward, Hon. Martin Waithaka, MCA, Mowlem Ward,

Ms. Catherine wamathai, Mathare Sub County DCC, Ms. Elizabeth Njau, Director Trade and Industries, Ms. Joyce Kyengo, Director Markets, Mr. Patrick Anga’sa Ag. Director Public Participation, Representatives from State Departments for Housing and Trade, Office of the County Attorney, NEMA and Mathare MPs Office, Mathare Sub County Administrator Mr. Stephen Kosgei, Ms. Winnie Ogaro, Ngei Ward Administrator and various Stakeholders.

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