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Ruto Reveals His Plans for Kibera Before Leaving Office

Kibra is the largest slum in the country, but President William Ruto has announced promising plans to improve the area before his second term ends.

On Friday, the president announced his plans to transform Kibera from a squatter community into a luxury housing development before he leaves office. He promised that once his housing project in the country was fully operational, the area's reputation for slums and other unofficial uses would be forever altered.

Langata, which spans Kibra, Mukuru, and some of Mathare, is the first of Ruto's nationwide housing initiatives.

His words follow the two-week-old unveiling of the Kibera Soweto B Social Housing Project, Nairobi, which will provide 4,054 low-income families with new homes.

At the project's debut on October 25, Ruto claimed that residents might participate in a "rent-to-own" program with monthly payments starting at just Ksh. 2,400.

As for the number of units, he said that by the end of the year, Nairobi will have 29,026 from five different projects. In his words, the projects will make use of the skills and labor available in such unofficial settings.

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