Two hundred and eighty members of Fundilima Housing Society were on Saturday allocated their parcels of land at Kantafu area of Machakos County.
Another 50 members who are currently saving through the Sacco are set to be allocated land by the end of the year in Phase 2.
Jubilant members of the Sacco were chauffeured in eight buses while others used their personal means to Kantafu area where they were shown their respective plots each measuring 100 by 50 meters.
Fundilima is the co-operative society through which employees of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) in Juja Sub-county of Kiambu County.
The Fundilima Housing Sacco was registered on January 5, 1982 under the Co-operative Societies of the Laws of Kenya, with a starting membership of 126.
The objective of the society was to enable members save and borrow wisely depending on the members’ needs and ability to repay. As at December 31, 2017 the membership as per the members register stood at 2096 and the movement continues to grow in an effort to enable members own property.
It also envisages mobilizing savings, formulating policies and applying prudent management that will enhance members/stakeholders economic development.
Already, the Sacco has purchased and distributed land to over 300 members in Taita, Malindi, Kisumu and Kantafu area of Machakos County.
During the exercise, Moses Owala impressed on the property owners to move fast and construct their homes.
He said the housing movement had followed proper channels in acquiring the land and that members should not have any doubts. “We did due diligence on the land before we paid for it,” he said.
The effort lies in the four agenda of President Uhuru Kenyatta one of them being according Kenyans affordable housing.
By Lydia Shiroya