Ruto confirms government will give Kenyans living in these areas two years rent money

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Ruto confirms government will give Kenyans living in these areas two years rent money

President William Ruto has confirmed that Kenyans living on land designated for use in the government’s Affordable Housing Programme will be adequately cared for, including receiving rent money for two years.

The Head of State, who addressed the audience during a church service in Bahati, Nairobi County, downplayed any concerns about displacement, stating that Kenyans occupying land that the government intends to use for the programme will be given money to rent elsewhere.

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They would be able to return to their freshly built homes after the building was completed.

“There will be no eviction, every Kenyan will be given somewhere to live as they wait for the houses to be built, that is our job. We will give you money for two years you rent a place then when we finish the house you occupy your house,” said Ruto.

The president stated that the government plans to build 50,000 homes in Nairobi alone by the end of the year.

“Our plan is that by the end of this year, we will have 50,000 homes built in Nairobi alone. In Makarara before the end of the year we will have started the construction of a minimum of 30,000 houses,” added Ruto.

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Over the next five years, the ambitious Programme aims to create thousands of new jobs and make at least one million Kenyans homeowners.

“In the next five years we should have 1 million homeowners in Kenya so that we begin to dignify the living conditions of Kenyans.” Ruto added.

President William Ruto signed the Affordable Housing Act of 2024 into law on March 19, 2024.

This crucial milestone marked the reinstatement of deductions from pay stubs, with Kenyans working in the informal sector also expected to contribute 1.5 percent of their earnings to fund the project.

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Ruto confirms government will give Kenyans living in these areas two years rent money

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