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As part of a wider multibillion-shilling plan by the Major General Mohammed Badi’s team to transform Nairobi into a green modern city of choice.
Mukuru informal settlement will be transformed into a modern settlement within a year, Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) has said.
In Nairobi, all slums make close to 60 percent of the city. Mukuru consists of Mukuru kwa Njenga, Mukuru kwa Reuben and Mukuru Kayaba and was declared a special planning area by the county government in 2018 stopping any unplanned development in the area for two years.
This was this year extended for a further year by NMS.
“Implementation of the plan is already underway. We are making all the roads, water and sewer lines, sewer lines and electricity. We hope that within a year, Mukuru slums will be a modern living estate upgraded from an informal settlement,” said Maj Gen Badi last week.
The national government set aside Sh15 billion in September for a social housing project set to put up 13,000 housing units in the almost 650-acre neighbourhood stretching from Marigoini all the way to Viwandani.
With the plans focusing on water and sanitation, roads and drainage, and electrification, already underway NMS had announced a Mukuru informal settlement renewal programme in May.