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By 2030, nearly half of Kenyans will be living in cities as many young people keep moving to urban areas in search of jobs, opportunities and more choices.

With half of Kenya’s population aged under 18 and with the mass movement to urban areas, it means that the housing challenge will continue until it is sustainably addressed.

Already, the UK has pledged support for Kenya’s plans to deliver affordable housing.

Kenya urbanizing rate higher than continent’s average

Kenya’s quest to provide quality housing is mired in controversy since the government does not have a clear plan on how the houses will be allocated.

This is despite Kenyans being forced to contribute to the scheme through deductions to their salaries every month, a move the government has now backtracked on due to its unpopularity and following a court ruling against it.

According to Shelter Afrique, Kenya’s growing urban population needs sustainable, …