Residents of Mukuru kwa Njenga will be given priority after the area's affordable housing project is finished, according to President William Ruto.
When finished, the project would provide appropriate shelter for about 110,000 households residing in the Mukuru kwa Njenga slum.
On Monday, when he presided over the groundbreaking for a housing project, Ruto said the government was dedicated to making sure Kenyans were able to own homes thanks to the mortgage program.
"Since Mukuru [kwa Njenga] is the only location where you have to pay to use the restroom, there is a tale that needs to be told. In Karen and Lavington, you pay 170 percent more for the same amount of water as others.
"Despite being at the bottom of the pyramid, you pay more for power than any other area of Nairobi. Therefore, the project's top objective would be to lure Mukuru residents to relocate here, the president added.
The president also stated that the mortgage for the housing project will be paid for with the rent Mukuru kwa Njenga residents pay.
"They will come here and pay the Sh 3000 they are paying in rent as a mortgage. The homes will be theirs after 20 years," added Ruto.
In order to help millions of families own homes, Ruto has asked lawmakers to adopt the Housing Fund bill.
In order to do the right thing and provide the financial infrastructure—from building to mortgage support—for those living in informal settlements, he said, he was convinced that our parliament will cooperate with them.
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