Residents in Nakuru are set to benefit from cheap houses after the county government set aside funds to build affordable houses.

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Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui said his administration has set aside Sh200 million to support the national government’s affordable housing project.

Affordable housing is part of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big Four Agenda that include Universal Health Care, Food security and expanding the manufacturing sector.

According to Governor Kinyanjui said the project aims at addressing the perennial housing problem in different parts of the country.

“Nakuru County government has already set aside Sh200 million to support the affordable housing project. This project is crucial in providing cheap housing,” said Kinyanjui.

In 2018, Nakuru County was selected by World Bank where 500,000 houses will be built by 2022 on a 50-acre piece of land in Naivasha, along the busy Nairobi-Nakuru Highway.

Kinyanjui, who is also the Council of Governors Urban Planning, Housing, Development, Lands, Infrastructure and Energy committee chairman, urged other county governments to support the national government.

“For this ambitious project to be successful, the county governments must closely work with the national government and support the bid. I urge my colleagues from other counties to set aside funds in their budgets to support the project,” said Kinyanjui.