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Mixed Reactions as Ruto Lays Bare His Plans for Kibera Before Leaving Office

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President William Ruto has revealed good plans for the biggest slum in the country, Kibra, before his second term in office comes to an end.

Speaking on Friday, the head of state said that he is working on upgrading Kibera from an informal settlement to real estate before he leaves office. He said the area, which has largely been associated with informal activities and slums will be changed once his housing project takes full effect in the country.

Ruto has already commenced a number of housing projects in the country, starting with Langata, which touches parts of Kibra, Mukuru slums as well as Mathare.

His sentiments come just two weeks after he launched the construction of 4,054 affordable housing units in Kibera Soweto B Social Housing Project, Nairobi.

While launching the project in October 25, Ruto said the project will offer residents the opportunity to become house owners through an affordable ‘rent-to-own’ program from as low as Ksh.2,400 per month.

He also revealed that Nairobi will have five ongoing projects for a total of 29,026 units by December this year. He said the projects will employ the manpower and expertise from such informal areas.

Here are some reactions from netizens;

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