The National Police Service will in two weeks issue new houses to its officers at Ruai police station. Interior PS Mutea Iringo yesterday said 44 housing units, with one house worth close to Sh0.5 million, are to be built in Ruai.
The two to four-bedroomed houses will then be officially handed over to the officers by the Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo and President Uhuru. Iringo said this goes hand-in-hand with the ongoing police reforms. Kimayo said the units will be divided into three categories - for senior officers, middle class officers who are married and junior officers who are newly recruited and not married.
Housing PS Mariamu Elimaawy said the project will be used to benchmark the cost of construction. "The government will then roll out the programme nationally through the construction of 2,000 units as budgeted in this financial year," she said.
Elmaawy said this programme will be implemented by the National Housing Corporation. NHC managing director Wachira Njuguna said that the Sh1 billion factory owned by the corporation located in Mavoko will enhance the production of Expanded Polystyrene Panels which are alternative cheaper raw building materials.
He said NHC is wants to support the housing needs of various government agencies and institutions by developing 10,000 units over the next five years.