The Star (Nairobi)

1 December 2012

Kenya: Germany Builds Homes for Trans Nzoia Squatters

The German government has built Sh50 million houses for squatters at Kwanza in Trans Nzoia. The more than 100 houses can each accommodate more than 5,000 families.

German ambassador Margit Boette opened the houses yesterday. She urged the Kenyan government to speed up the resettling of squatters as their number is alarming.

"Above all development, the government must prioritise the resettlement of residents," she said. The German government spent Sh35 million while area Flower Company contributed the rest of the money towards the Mt Elgon Trust Rural Housing project.

Boette urged other institutions to help resettle more squatters. She said the project is still going on adding that her government will support similar projects whenever funds are available.

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