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Mixed Reactions As President Ruto Lays Bare His Plans For Kibera Before Leaving Office

Before the end of his second term, President William Ruto has revealed good plans for Kibra, the country's largest slum. Speaking on Friday, the president stated that he is working to transform Kibera from an informal settlement to a real estate development before leaving office. He claims that once his housing project is fully implemented in the country, the area, which has been associated with informal activities and slums, will be transformed.

Ruto has already started a number of housing projects in the country, beginning with Langata, which includes parts of Kibra, Mukuru, and Mathare slums.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. Ruto announced the project on October 25, saying it will provide residents with the opportunity to become home owners through an affordable'rent-to-own' program starting at Ksh.2,400 per month.

He also revealed that by December of this year, Nairobi will have five ongoing projects totaling 29,026 units. He stated that such informal areas will provide manpower and expertise for the projects.

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