KENYA – Safaricom Investment Co-operative is set to begin the construction of a KSh750 million (US$6.43m) real estate project in Ruaka, Kiambu County to meet the growing need for affordable housing in the county.
The development will comprise of 450 units made up of studio apartments selling at KSh2.75 million (US$23,564), studio lofts at KSh3.9 million (US$33,419), one-bedroom at KSh4.45 million (US$38,132) and two-bedroom apartments selling at KSh5.9 million (US$50,557).
The development includes holistic wellness facilities, a fully equipped gym, a kids’ play area and a jogging track promoting the ever-growing desire for an all-round lifestyle.
“Ruaka is known for its beautiful landscape and cool climate and has an endless array of activities to enhance residents’ everyday lifestyles. The Miran Residence is an ideal investment for people looking to invest in a family home or looking to put up an investment like an Air BnB,” said Safaricom Investment Co-operative CEO Sarah Wahogo.
According to a Hass Consult report released this month, Ruaka solidified its position as the largest supplier of apartments in the satellite towns accounting for 30 per cent of all advertised units.
“Co-operatives have over the years been very instrumental in uplifting the economy of the country by offering desirable investment solutions to their members,” said David Obonyo.
“Despite the difficult period the world experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic, many co-operatives have remained resilient and have continued to grow.
The Miran Residence is the fifth housing project by Safaricom Investment Co-operative Society. The other housing projects include Ruaka Ridge in Ruaka, BlueBells Apartments in Syokimau, Kantafu Serene Homes in Kantafu and Rongai Villas in Rongai.