By Michael Opiyo
Kajiado County Government has no intention to scare away investors interested in lands in the county, but strives to bring sanity in the sector, Kajiado Assembly Speaker has said.
Speaking during the official unveiling of the Zamara Fanaka Retirement housing units in Enkasiti, Kitengela Ward in Kajiado East Sub-county, Assembly Speaker, Hon. Johnson Osoi said the recent launch of Kajiado County Spatial plan is aimed at ensuring sanity is achieved in the land sector.
“It’s important to state that Kajiado County Government is ready and willing to work with potential investors. The launched Kajiado County spatial plan is aimed at ensuring sanity in the land sector. Our land policies and regulations need to help correct past mistakes on land including poor planning in urban areas; and zoning will inspire modern farming and livestock keeping as well,” noted the Speaker.
Osoi said investors are welcome despite the new directions to curb land divisions into smaller plots.
The Speaker who lauded the Zamara Fanaka Retirement for the huge investment of Sh3 billion in Kajiado County, urged locals and international investors to take advantage of the county’ geographical strategic location and proximity to a huge market in the region.
Zamara Fanaka Retirement Fund Executive Director, James Olubayi , said the completion of the 211 lush, high quality maisonettes and apartments in a gated community that was developed on a 30-acre piece of prime land in Kitengela, Kajiado County is now ready to be occupied by home owners.
“One of the biggest issues facing many Kenyans is the housing crisis. About 80% of the people live in rental houses and many forced to live in poor slum housing with little prospect of owning their own property,” noted Olubayi
Zamara Executive director said simpler and easier version of mortgage scheme through rent payment will be applicable for those interested in owning houses.
“Clients with monthly income can make rent payments but at the end of a particular period own houses after achieving the maximum price of the building,” said Olubayi.
A four-bed roomed unit will cost Sh15 million for cash buyers and Sh15.5 million for mortgage; the three-bed roomed apartments will be going at Sh7.3 million for cash buyers and Sh 7.6 million for mortgage, while the two-bed roomed apartments will be selling at Sh 6.5 million for cash and Sh 6.7 for mortgage.