The Star (Nairobi)

26 November 2012

Kenya: Laws to Make Houses Cheaper

The Housing ministry is working on new laws that will make houses cheaper, minister Soita Shitanda has said. Shitanda said the bill if passed will make owning a house affordable for the lower and middle class Kenyans.

"The laws have already passed the ministry level although they will have to be passed by the next Parliament," Shitanda said. Shitanda spoke at Sarova Whitesands in Mombasa when he opened the eighth edition of the Mombasa Homes Expo organised by MySpace properties and sponsored by the Kenya Power.

Among the laws the minister outlined includes the National Housing Bill which he said is at the Attorney General's chamber for final scrutiny before being tabled in Parliament. "Once enacted, the bill will streamline the coordination and facilitation of housing development," Shitanda said.

"The ministry has also prepared a Built Environment Bill, a National Building Maintenance Policy and Building and Planning Regulations to regulate the construction industry."

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2012 The Star. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.