The role of NCA Kenya

The National Construction Authority (NCA), which was constituted under the Act No. 41 of 2011, was enacted in December 2011 in a bid to regulate and bring sanity in the Kenyan construction industry. NCA is placed under the Ministry of…
Interlocking blocks can solve Kenya’s housing woes

Interlocking blocks are set to revolutionise the construction of low cost homes in Kenya, as more builders embrace the innovative technology that lowers building costs by 60 per cent. The technology by Makiga Engineering Services Ltd., a private firm that…
Chinese firm to build Kenya’s largest water reservoir

Construction of the High Grand Falls Dam, Kenya’s biggest water reservoir, is set to resume following the signing a deal between Kenya and China State Construction Engineering Corporation. The Chinese firm has been contracted to build the Sh150 billion dam…
NHC to build 11,000 low-cost homes in Kenya’s top cities

Affordable housing provision in Kenya received a major boost last week, with the news that the National Housing Corporation (NHC) is building 11,000 low cost houses in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu and Eldoret. The state-owned firm is building 3,000 houses along…
NHC to build 2,000 prefabs homes at a cost of Sh1 billion

The National Housing Corporation (NHC) has unveiled plans to build 2,000 prefabricated houses worth Sh1 billion as the firm seeks to boost provision of affordable housing in Kenya. NHC managing director Wachira Njuguna said the state-owned firm had last year…
Mabati Rolling Mills ventures into prefab housing market

Mabati Rolling Mills Ltd (MRM) has ventured into the prefabricated houses market as it seeks to supply affordable homes to low and middle-income citizens. The roofing materials manufacturer has launched a spirited campaign to market its ready-made (prefab) houses that…