President William Ruto on Monday Visited Mukuru Kwa Njenga Slums Where the government is building modern and affordable houses for the residents.
Langata MP Felix Oduor Alias Jalango joined the Head of State in the inspection of the affordable housing units.
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President William Ruto later announced that Mukuru Kwa Njenga affordable housing rent. Bedsitters will cost Sh4,000, 1 Bedroom goes for Sh5,000 and 2 Bedroom houses will cost Sh6,500.
“The Government is committed to ensuring Kenyans have access to quality and low-cost houses” President William Ruto added.
The President said the move will help tackle urban poverty and improve the lives of low-income households.
“Adequate housing is at the core of our Government’s programmes and policies,” he noted.
H.E William Ruto also said the dwelling units will have sufficient access to electricity, safe water, sanitation and with a security of tenure.
“This deliberate move will enhance equal opportunities to all and ensure sustainable economic growth in our country,” he added.
He spoke today when he inspected the ongoing affordable and social housing project at the former Meteorological Site in Nairobi County.
Earlier today the Cabinet today lifted the ban on the cultivation of Genetically Modified crops.
It also authorised the importation of food crops and animal feeds produced through biotechnology innovations.
The decision effectively lifts restrictions on the cultivation and importation of GMO crops in the country.
The decision by the Cabinet, chaired by President William Ruto at State House today, was made in accordance with the recommendation of the Task Force to Review Matters Relating to Genetically Modified Foods and Food Safety.
The meeting was convened to consider the progress made in the response to the ongoing drought in the country.