In Summary
  • The government will deduct 1.5 percent from about three million salaried employees to fund construction of 500,000 houses before Jubilee Party’s term ends.

  • Housing Principal Secretary Charles Hinga says plan part of medium term goal to accomplish Vision 2030.

A top government official has said beneficiaries of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s housing levy fund will be picked through a lottery system.

During an interview with Citizen TV on Tuesday night, Housing Principal Secretary Charles Hinga said despite all employees being forced to contribute to the scheme, when it comes to owning them only those who are successfully balloted will.

The government intends to deduct 1.5 percent from about three million salaried employees to fund construction of 500,000 houses before Jubilee Party’s term ends.

“One has to register besides contributing before a house is allocated to them. A lottery system will be used to determine who gets a house,” said Mr Hinga.

DEDUCTION COMPULSORY

Mr Hinga also made it clear that the contribution will be compulsory being funded through a Public-Private Partnership, which requires an assurance of continuous cash flow.

He told Kenyans they have to pay whether they like it or not, since they elected the Jubilee government.

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