Forget homes, Kenyan developers have found a new money-maker

A deficiency of modern warehouse and industrial space has seen developers betting on large tracts of vacant land across Nairobi for new development, in a move that is likely to further fuel the on-going construction boom. Although the industrial market…
Cytonn breaks ground on Sh15 billion Ruiru mixed-use project

Investments and real estate developer Cytonn has broken ground on its Sh15 billion mixed-use project that seeks to bring urban lifestyle to the Ruiru district of Kiambu County. The 100-acre development, which will be known as RiverRun Estates, comprises 1,258…
Landlords panic as Nairobi struggles to fill its offices

A walk into many of the glittering office buildings that have recently sprouted up across Nairobi reveals something rather disturbing. Empty floors and deserted basement parking lots are the exact opposite of what would be expected in the context of…
OPINION: Allow builders to embrace construction technology

The recent move by the government to discard the roads annuity program has shocked many since it was regarded as the key to the Jubilee’s dream of constructing 10,000 kilometres of rural and medium grade urban roads during its first…
Long-delayed Outer Ring Road upgrade nears completion

The expansion of Outer Ring Road in Nairobi, which is behind schedule by more than a year, will be completed in three months giving Eastlands commuters something to smile about. According to the Chinese contractor SinoHydro Tianjin, the project is…
Japanese builder races to complete Ngong Road expansion 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 December. Phase one of the Ngong Road dualling project, which was initially set…