New wave of prefabs to tackle Kenya’s housing crisis

Prefabs are commonly used as temporary shelter for construction workers in Kenya, but can they become a solution to the country’s housing shortage? The managing director of the National Housing Corporation (NHC) believes the expanded polystyrene (EPS) technology could help…
ERC faces tough choices over solar water heaters law

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is set to make tough decisions regarding the enforcement of a law requiring landlords to install solar water heaters on their buildings amid low levels of compliance and numerous legal challenges. The Energy (Solar Water…
Work on Sh62bn Lamu-Isiolo road set to start mid-2018

Construction of a highway from Lamu to Isiolo is set to begin mid-2018 after funding details were agreed between Kenya and a South African state-owned bank. Infrastructure CS James Macharia said Wednesday that the Development Bank of South Africa (DBSA)…
Kenya gets Sh16 billion AfDB loan for new JKIA runway project

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a Sh16.5 billion loan for the construction of a second runway at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi, setting in motion a project that seeks to nearly double the movement of…
Japanese builder races to complete Ngong Road dualling project

A project aimed to expand Nairobi’s Ngong Road into a dual carriageway is well underway, with the Japanese contractor racing against time to complete construction works by end of next month. Phase one of the Ngong Road dualling project, which…