Starehe res­i­dents need pay out and tem­po­rary hous­ing

The Star (Kenya) - - Voices -

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

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