Starehe residents need pay out and temporary housing
Nairobi county has signed development contracts that will result in demolition of pre-colonial houses to pave way for construction of modern and bigger residential units. The is welcomed. These contracts between City Hall and private financier, will not only help improve the living conditions of residents but also maximise on the available space and build more houses. These houses are also dilapidated and dent the image of the capital city. Due to the high cost of housing in the city, this initiative will ensure rents come down and also house prices. However, Governor Evans Kidero should ensure elaborate plans are put in place before the demolitions start so that tents are temporarily built before the modern houses are built. Tenants of the affected houses should also be compensated to cover the inconveniences during the construction period.
STEPHEN MBURU Kakamega