Kenyan builders bet big on prefabricated homes

Kenyan firms are betting big on prefabricated building technology as they seek innovative ways to address the country’s housing shortage in a cost-effective way. The technology involves manufacturing modular houses in a factory, usually in standard sections that can be…
Prefabricated housing is taking Kenya by storm

Prefabricated homes, commonly referred to as prefabs, are slowly becoming the norm in Kenya as builders embrace technology in a bid to dodge the rising construction costs. The prefab housing technology sees skeletons of houses manufactured in a factory before…
Turkish billionaires set sights on Kenya’s real estate

Turkish investors are eyeing more investments in the Kenyan building and construction sector following the recent signing of bilateral agreements to strengthen trade ties between the two countries. The agreements that, among other things, eliminated double taxation while promoting investment…
Work begins on Sh1.4bn Wangari Maathai Institute

The construction of a ‘green’ education facility in the honour of the late Nobel laureate Prof Wangari Maathai has finally commenced in Nairobi. The Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies, whose groundbreaking was held on Wednesday, sits on…
Ngong Road dualling finally gets underway

Japanese contractors have begun construction work on Ngong Road, marking the start of a project to upgrade the notoriously congested road to dual carriageway. World Kaihatsu Kogyo Ltd., a Japanese construction firm, is undertaking works on the first phase of…