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Affordable housing project improves security in Nakuru

The developer for the affordable housing project at Bondeni estate in Nakuru City, Mohammed Hassanali, has assured buyers that the insecurity around the area has been solved and all the roads will be tarmacked before the houses are completed at the end of next year.

Hassanali said the upgrade of Nakuru town to city status has boosted the project and a number of diaspora residents and locals have started paying for the houses even before they are completed because they want to choose their preferred blocks and floors.

Interviewed by KNA today at Bondeni, he said the three-bedroom houses were the most wanted by the buyers, and already they have sold up to the third floors. The houses have five floors.

However, he said the houses that buyers are least interested with are one-bedrooms that sells at 1.5 million, while the most popular three-bedroom houses costs Sh4.2 million. He added the total number of houses was 605 units.

He noted, that since they started the project last year they haven’t experienced any form of insecurity, and previous negative publicity on the estate has been erased by the project and other investors were being attracted to the area.

The Bondeni estate has for many years bared the infamous insecurity tag in the city, but, of late it has the most improved houses due to the availability of land, and the affordable housing project has enhanced the affinity of the area.

Issa Gichangi the Chairman of Nyumba Kumi in the area commended the government for the ongoing affordable housing project, adding that it has contributed to improved security, and increased land prices by 20 per cent.

By Veronica Bosibori

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