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Residents in Kibra told to vacate for slum upgrade

Soweto slum in Nairobi.

Residents of Soweto in Kibra have until end of this month to vacate their houses to give way for the planned upgrading of the slum.

The project targets 4, 335 affordable housing units.

Director of Slum Upgrading programme at the Ministry of Housing Charles Shikuku highrise buildings consisting of one, two and three bedroom houses going for Sh600,000, Sh1 million and Sh1.5 million respectively will replace the shanties.

“The residents have until November 30 to vacate their houses to pave way for the beginning of the second phase of the upgrading,” said Mr Shikuku yesterday. The slum upgrade has been divided in three phases, with the first completed in 2016.

Mr Shikuku was talking while meeting the 3,313 tenants set to benefit from the project at Nyayo Stadium where.

Mr Shikuku said the residents are required to open bank account where the government will use to give each Sh58,000 as facilitation fee, where Sh4,000 every month for 12 months will go towards payment of rent while Sh10, 000 for the relocation.

-Nation.co.ke

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