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Chinese firms injects Sh10 billion to expand precast production in Kenya

Chinese construction giant China Wu Yi has injected Sh10 billion to set up an industrial park with a precast production base to supply local demand for the technology. The firm… Read more »

Uriithi to construct 300 homes in Joska

Housing firm, Uriithi, plans to develop a ‘high-end’ gated residential-cum-commercial project housing 301 families on four-hectare property in Joska on the Nairobi-Tala Kangundo road. Uriithi said the project dubbed Osten… Read more »

How a Kenyan lady went from being a casual labourer to owning rental apartments

Millions of Kenyans live on a shoestring budget. The current rate of inflation is not good for anyone. Even the rich complain about fuel, food and other commodities being pricey…. Read more »

How to get the best property deal

So you’ve been meaning to purchase property for some time and now that you are ready to take the leap, you have started  asking around for offers and leafing through… Read more »

How Simple Homes employees were monitored and threatened

Intrigues of how Simple Homes covered its thieving ways can now be revealed. Details show underpaid staff, who made millions of shilling very week for the company, were closely monitored through CCTV, and never met some of those purported to be their… Read more »

Faces behind racket that sank dreams of new homeowners

The disappearance into thin air of property development firm Simple Homes is turning out to be a modern-day mega pyramid scheme in which thousands of Kenyans have lost hundreds of… Read more »

It will now be easy to locate your unit in Kenya

Through geo-referencing, home owners can identify their housing units in a block of apartments. (Photo: Wilberforce Okwiri/Standard) I recently returned to the country after being away for nearly 19 years… Read more »

Nairobi’s Sh300b project fails to take off

A Sh300 billion housing project that aimed to create an additional 14,000 housing units in Nairobi has hit a snag. City Hall confirmed a delay in documentation at the National… Read more »

Transport CS James Macharia cancels Murang’a road contracts [video]

The government has cancelled two-road building contracts in Murang’a county over failure by contractors to complete work on time. Roads Cabinet secretary James Macharia said the tender for the construction… Read more »

Tatu City buys 2,500 acres more as investors rush for prime plots in Kiambu County

Tatu Industrial City has purchased an extra 2,500 acres from Belgian plantations firm Socfinaf for the expansion of its multi-billion shilling mixed-use development in Kiambu County. Stephen Jennings, chief executive… Read more »

How to make affordable housing a reality in Kenya

Goal eleven of the Sustainable Development Goals is about making cities inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. According to UN Habitat, the key target of Goal Eleven was to ensure that… Read more »

Tycoon’s sons in vicious fight for control of Nairobi Ambassadeur hotel; KRA demands Sh150m Tax bill

Seven sons of deceased businessman Samuel Maina have opened a vicious court battle for control of the multi-billion shilling real estate empire they inherited from their father, including Nairobi’s iconic… Read more »

Gilgil resort takes building on hilly ground to new heights

The majestic mansion standing on one of the hills in Gilgil is the only building on Mr Albert Njuguna’s expansive property that is easy to spot. However, it is his… Read more »

Demand for luxury serviced apartments boosts housing

A director of Gramo Suites in the leafy suburbs of Kileleshwa explains why the luxuries they offer continue to entice tenants Demand for luxury serviced apartments in Nairobi continues to… Read more »

Why low-income housing holds the Kenya real estate future

Tax incentives for developers of at least 400 cheaper residential units, which come into operation this weekend, could make the lower income housing segment the next big investment frontier in… Read more »