President backs affordable housing programme to increase home ownership
President William Ruto has said the plan of creating a new generation of homeowners under the Affordable Housing Programme is on course.
Speaking in Machakos County when he presided groundbreaking ceremony of 5,000 affordable housing units in Mavoko Constituency, the President said the goal of the government is to construct 250,000 houses every year for low income-earners.
"The launch of more than 5,000 housing units in Mavoko Constituency confirms the Government’s strategic focus on expanding access to quality, spacious, clean, safe, and secure dwelling places at affordable cost in our country," said President Ruto.
He said the programme also targets the over 6.5 millions Kenyans living in slums and informal settlements.
“This transformative Plan goes beyond the provision of affordable housing units to presenting opportunities for gainful employment and wealth creation to millions of Kenyans struggling to put food on the table,” he added.
Already 17, 850 units have been commissioned in Mukuru, Rongai and Kibera to ease the housing burden affecting low-income earners.
The Kenya Veterans for Peace (KVP) is calling on Azimio La Umoja-One Kenya Alliance to ensure their demonstrations are peaceful in order to guarantee safety of people and private properties.