In a bid to support the national government’s Housing program – which is part of the Big Four Agenda, the County Government f Uasin Gishu is at an advanced stage to set up modern affordable houses at the Macharia estate on the outskirts of Eldoret.
The estate, formerly under the management of the defunct Eldoret Municipal Council is one of the several others within Eldoret town that the county is targeting to set up new houses.
Already, over 5,000 tenants that were living in houses within the Macharia estate were asked to vacate in 2019, in readiness for the mega project.
It has now been revealed that the County Government of Uasin Gishu is planning to set up one and two bedroom houses at the estate, which will be available for rent to locals at an affordable rate.
A master plan for the houses on the estate has been developed which will see a multi-storey building set up.
Procurement for the construction of the houses on the Macharia estate is also underway and the construction contract is expected to be awarded soon.
After tenants were asked to move out of the houses on the estate, the county set up a perimeter wall and removed roofing on the houses in a bid to ensure the area is secure. This is after concerns that the area was harboring criminals who had taken over the abandoned houses.
Setting up of modern and affordable houses in key estates within Uasin Gishu County is one of Govenor Jackson Mandago’s flagship projects – which he hopes to complete before the end of his term.
Mandago has on several occasions assured locals in the county that he will ensure all projects he initiated and completed before the end of his term.