CS Kindiki Reveals Kenyans to be Prioritised Under Affordable Housing Program

A photo of the Affordable Housing Project
A photo of the Affordable Housing Project
Boma Yangu

Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki on Monday, May 27 disclosed that all Kenyans who were forced to move from riparian areas due to the ongoing floods will receive priority in the Affordable Housing Program.

In a statement, Kindiki added that this is part of the government's compensation to the over 40,000 households affected.

"Those affected by these orders will receive priority consideration in the ongoing affordable housing program," read the statement in part.

Earlier, NARC Party Leader, Martha Karua had urged the government to offer the houses to Kenyans whose houses had been demolished in Mathare and other areas.

A photo of Azimio Principal Martha Karua during a meeting on June 12, 2023.
A photo of Azimio Principal Martha Karua during a meeting on June 12, 2023.
Martha Karua

Karua argued that the houses had been constructed with taxpayers money and should be used to help those in need. 

Meanwhile, still on compensation, CS Kindiki revealed the deadline for Kenyans living in riparian areas to receive the Ksh10,000 promised by President William Ruto.

He stated that by Friday, May 31, all families affected by the floods will have received financial aid.

"Already, 25,000 households have received the pledged Government support of Ksh.10,000 per household, while the remaining households will receive theirs by close of business Friday, May 31, 2024," read part of the statement.

Kindiki further noted that until the demolitions and relocation are complete, all security officers have been urged not to use violence or mistreat the residents during the process.

He added that all affected households are allowed to collect their belongings in the condemned building before vacating.

"The government will utilize paid labor drawn from local communities living along settlements contiguous to the riparian reserves," the CS added.

According to the CS, the reclaimed riparian reserves will be fenced and trenched. Also, trees will be planted and recreational facilities established on both sides of the riparian reserves and will be accessible to Kenyans for free.

Interior CS Kithure Kindiki speaking during the First National Border Management Conference on April 2, 2024.
Kithure Kindiki
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