More than 225,000 Kenyans have so far registered to participate in the initiative
- Kenyans who opt for voluntary contributions will be required to contribute a minimum of Sh200 per month.
- PS for Housing and Urban Development Mr Charles Hinga Mwaura said this is one way of enabling Kenyans to come together to achieve affordable housing.
Amid a protracted court battle over the contentious 1.5 per cent housing levy on all salaried Kenyans, the government has opened the option of voluntary contributions to the affordable housing scheme.
The Principal Secretary in the State Department for Housing and Urban Development, Mr Charles Hinga Mwaura, announced the activation of the voluntary contributions as the implementation of the housing levy remains stuck in court, with an injunction in place.
“The operationalisation of the voluntary contributions is a significant milestone in the implementation of the affordable housing programme, which we are very proud of,” said Mr Hinga.
This activation is a response to those Kenyans who have been urging us on and categorically stated, by registering on the Bomayangu web platform, that they want decent and affordable homes,” he added.
The Housing department says that so far, more than 225,000 Kenyans have registered to participate in the affordable housing programme, one of the four pillars of President Uhuru’s “Big Four Agenda”.