The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Nairobi -

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.

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