SECTOR : Housing

The Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development

  • The Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development is charged with the repsonsibility of formulating and implementing land policy, undertaking physical planning, registering land transactions, undertaking land survey and mapping, land adjudication and settlement, land valuation and administration of state and trust land.
  • The Ministry seeks to facilitate the improvement of livelihood of Kenyans through effecient administration, equitable access, secure tenure and sustainable management of the land resource.

Situational Analysis:

  • The Kenya urban centres are characterized by inadequate affordable housing, low-level of urban home ownership and extensive and inappropriate dwelling units including slums and squatter settlements.
  • The current housing policy, which is in line with Kenya’s Vision 2030 for housing and urbanization, requires an increase in the annual production of housing units to be stepped up from the current 35,000 to 200,000 annually. 
  • Currently, it is estimated that more than 400,000 households (equivalent to 2 Million people) living in the City of Nairobi are in need of modern, decent and affordable housing.
  • Provision of suitable housing is a basic human right in the New Constitution.
  • The development of these houses is envisaged to be achieved through PPPs arrangement.