President William Ruto has ordered those sitting on the land meant for the national government’s affordable housing project to vacate and called for the immediate demolition of all illegal structures on the parcel of land.
The Head of State who spoke on Saturday during the launch of Thika-Magumu roads in Kiambu County told the encroachers they would face eviction at their cost if they failed to vacate.
“There are people who are making fake title deeds on government land here. They are planning to grab that land. Let those who are sitting on the land where we intend to have affordable housing vacate immediately,” said the president.
In line with the Kenya Kwanza administration’s BETA Plan, President Ruto has been launching affordable housing projects across the country in what he says is anchored on availing decent housing to Kenyans living in the informal settlements.
The President has already commissioned 17, 850 units in Mukuru, Rongai, and Kibera to ease the housing burden affecting low-income earners.
The Affordable Housing Programme targets the over 6.5 million Kenyans living in slums and informal settlements and is undertaken in partnership between the national and county governments.