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Wed, 2013-02-06 21:00

The shelter of choice when disaster strikes has always been tents. However, a new approach pioneered by a Kenyan is picking up as  Kevin Oguoko found out.

When skirmishes and disasters strike most parts of the world, organisations move in to provide emergency services to the affected people. In the case of violence and natural disasters, one of the most basic items needed urgently is shelter.

Fri, 2013-02-01 17:06

Property developers are facing hurdles in changing land-use from agricultural to commercial, putting the brakes on supply of new-builds.

Apparently, home builders are unable to obtain “straightforward certification”, a situation that has resulted in projects stalling at planning stages.

“This process is so fraught, and in some areas now so far delayed, that we are seeing multiple projects stalled,” said Caroline Kariuki, a mortgage broker.

Fri, 2013-02-01 15:58

Overall cement consumption has dropped for the first time in three years as the building and construction sector reels from a harsh interest rate regime.

Overall cement consumption has dropped for the first time in three years as the building and construction sector reels from a harsh interest rate regime.

Fri, 2013-02-01 15:31

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Service provision in majority of Kenya’s informal settlements is predominantly controlled by Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) and cartels. This phenomenon is prompted by government’s reluctance to provide services in informal settlements owing to their informal nature.

Land tenure is among the key elements that define slum settlements. The lack of tenure security limits both private and public investments in settlements translating to slum conditions. The form of land tenure also has implications on which settlements get upgraded whether by government, communities or other partners.

Emali town is a small town that lies along the Northern Corridor, in both Makueni and Kajiado Counties. A larger commercial part of the town lies in Makueni County while the section in Kajiado County is predominantly for residential use. The Mombasa - Kampala Railway and now the Standard Gauge Railway act as town’s border of Kajiado and Makueni County.

The Country is currently engaged in deliberations for undertaking a huge construction project that will have far-reaching impact on many aspects of the social, spatial, economic, environmental, and political consequences both now and in future. As we read about cost issues as well as the operational and political repercussions of the same, and what this project has to do to serve the economy, Planners have to ask and confront some fundamental questions: