Mombasa County to relocate 114 families in Sh5b project
Mombasa County government is set to relocate about 114 families to the Mzizima area, to pave the way for the re-development of multi-million shilling modern estate.
The Mzizima project will cost Sh5 billion and will start in January once all tenants of the old houses are compensated to move out.
Speaking during a public participation forum at Tononoka Social Hall, Mombasa Lands and Housing Minister Toufiq Balala, said this is in line with the government’s affordable housing agenda.
Jabavu Village Limited company is implementing the project. Majority of the tenants are employees of the county government. This is the second project after the Sh6 billion Buxton project.
“The current houses are in dilapidated state, that is why we want to develop them into modern and affordable houses. We are conducting a three-days public participation forum to listen to them.,” said Balala.
Jabavu Village Limited official Fatma Awale confirmed that about 1,700 housing units will be built in a period between 18-24 months.
“Already environmental assessment has been done, all the tenants have publicly been informed and they have expressed satisfaction with the project. The project will only kick off in January because we want to start compensating them so that they can move out by December,” said Awale.
The project entails 500 one-bedroom units, 600 two bedroom units, and 600 three bedroom units.
Mzizima estate is on the northern side of Mombasa Island overlooking Tudor creek.