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WHAT IS AILING OUR BUILDINGS?

  WHAT IS AILING OUR BUILDINGS? About one month ago ,before dawn on a Sunday morning on the 3rd of June 2018, a five-storey building in Huruma, Nairobi, collapsed. It left at least 3 people dead and 3 others hospitalized in critical condition. For most Kenyans however, the news of a building collapsing has now become a little too common to register any shock. It’s the sad and bitter truth. In the last 20 years alone, at least 20 buildings…

NAIROBI FLOODS AGAIN!

 A CALL FOR LESS TALK AND MORE ACTION The ongoing heavy rains have resulted in major floods as recently evidenced along major streets in the CBD of Nairobi and industrial area; major arteries including Mombasa Road, Jogoo Road, Uhuru Highway and Limuru Road and in informal settlements constructed on riparian land along Nairobi River such as in Mathare, Mukuru and Sinai. As a result, these floods have caused traffic congestion which has resulted into structurally unsound buildings collapsing in Juja,…

Tatu City’s low cost housing plan targets retirement schemes

Tatu City says it has initiated talks with Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) seeking to raise funds to finance 5,000 low-cost housing units. The 5,000-acre urban housing and commercial-cum-industrial development owned by Rendeavour Group said it was keen to float a Development Real Estate Investment Trust (D-Reit) product targeting pension scheme members. Rendeavour Group country head Nick Langford said the group was willing to use internal funds to develop the low-cost units within the vast facility in Ruiru once they get…