HOUSES ARE DECREPIT
Nairobi has an acute housing shortage. Research by the AfDB in 2013 showed more than 60 per cent of residents live in informal settlements. In May, Urban Renewal executive Tom Odongo said old houses in the estates will be demolished and redeveloped to accommodate more tenants. “These houses are very old and were constructed horizontally, occupying a lot of space,” he said. Odongo said occupants will be able to buy or rent the new units at a concessionary rate. He said no residents would be displaced.