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Kenya National Stakeholders' Urban Workshop

Event Date: 
Mon, 2015-05-11 08:00 - 17:00
Event Venue: 
Safari Club, Lillian Towers, Nairobi

Launch: Access to Land, Justice & Services- One City , One People Project

The Centre will part of a team hosting a breakfast meeting on the 5th of February at the Boma Inn from 7am to 11 am. With funding from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), CURI conducted a joint study on the Mukuru settlement to reveal the links between slums, insecure land tenure, minimal service delivery, and usually informal, unjust governance institutions. The title name of the project was Improving Access to Justice and Basic Services in the Informal Settlements of Nairobi

Launch: Improving Access To Justice and Basic Services in The Informal Settlments Project Findings and Recomendation

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Event Date: 
Thu, 2015-02-05 07:00 - 11:00
Event Venue: 
Boma Inn, Nairobi

Spatial Change and City Planning: Post Graduate and Post Doctoral Research Funding

Closing date: 09 February 2015

The South African Research Chair in Spatial Change and City Planning hosted by Wits University is funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) as part of the South African Research Chairs Initiative.

Sustainability of High-Rise Tenements in Nairobi

In recent years Nairobi has seen the massive growth of mammoth high-rise developments in the name of apartments. They have attracted some research by Marie Hzermeyer and Baraka Mwau among others. They come up in many shades - but typically they are dense and feature small rooms. From one perspective they are viewed as the answer to the housing shortage and alternative to slums. On the other hand they are seen as accidents waiting to happen. Many of them have poor infrastructure and are poorly designed. Their social impact is least studied.

Nairobi- Paradox of Too Many houses -Out of reach!

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In Kenya's fast growing cities there is a paradox of too many houses - Out of reach of the majority of the population. Recent statistics for Kenya show that income is heavily skewed in favour of the rich and against the poor. The country’s top 10% households control 42% of the total income while the bottom 10% control less than 1%. This means that for every shilling earned by the poorest 10% households, the richest 10% earn about Kshs 56. It is notable that the 8th, 9th and 10th population groups account for over 70% of the income. In Nairobi, theproportions for the lower, the middle and the upper income groups were 72.12%, 24.12%, and 3.76% respectively.

Nairobi- Paradox of Too Many houses -Out of reach!

In Kenya's fast growing cities there is a paradox of too many houses - Out of reach of the majority of the population. Recent statistics for Kenya show that income is heavily skewed in favour of the rich and against the poor. The country’s top 10% households control 42% of the total income while the bottom 10% control less than 1%. This means that for every shilling earned by the poorest 10% households, the richest 10% earn about Kshs 56. It is notable that the 8th, 9th and 10th population groups account for over 70% of the income. In Nairobi, theproportions for the lower, the middle and the upper income groups were 72.12%, 24.12%, and 3.76% respectively.

Sustainability of High-Rise Tenements in Nairobi

In recent years Nairobi has seen the massive growth of mammoth high-rise developments in the name of apartments. They have attracted some research by Marie Hzermeyer and Baraka Mwau among others. They come up in many shades - but typically they are dense and feature small rooms. From one perspective they are viewed as the answer to the housing shortage and alternative to slums. On the other hand they are seen as accidents waiting to happen. Many of them have poor infrastructure and are poorly designed. Their social impact is least studied.

Speech by Prof. Peter M.F. Mbithi during his installation as Vice-Chancellor

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the University of Nairobi and most importantly to this function to witness my installation as the 7th Vice-Chancellor of this august Institution. This is a momentous occasion for this University as we usher in a new era in governance and leadership. It also accords us the opportunity to commend the outgoing Vice-Chancellor for his outstanding stewardship of this University over the last 10 years.

The inauguration of the New Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi

It is history in the making for the University of Nairobi, the inauguration of the new Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi is underway. The inauguration event is taking place today, Wednesday, January, 14, 2015 at Taifa Hall.

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