Lamudi: Konza, other Satellite cities will help decongest major cities

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Developers and the government are partnering to come up with satellite cities that will help decongest the capital city, Nairobi. The recent trend of satellite cities in real estate improves investment on amenities in the area and people do not have to rely on the capital city but venture into other cities in the country.

The recent mini-city coming up in Limuru, Kiambu County is Tilisi. The plan was started two years ago in preparation for vision 2030. The project will cover 400 acres and is projected to turn the area into a world class residential and commercial area.

Lamudi Kenya Managing Director Dan Karua said: “Satellite cities are mainly started due to demand from business developers in a certain area hoping they will solve aspects like urbanization and create modern cities that will complement the development of the country. The towns outside Nairobi are growing very fast and turning them into satellite cities is just one of the solutions for development.”

Konza city and Tatu city are also coming up and will help with spreading the population in different areas in the country. Tilisi will touch on all the pillars of Kiambu County by constructing educational institutions, residential blocks, playgrounds, a police post, business blocks and a medical centre. All these ensure that the area is a one-stop-shop for day- to -day activities.

This project will also boost the real estate market in the area as people working here will be looking for housing, this means more investment opportunities especially for residential properties.

We have some big projects coming up in the area that have started creating the change that is expected. Malls like Two-Rivers, Riviera and Village Market are attracting international brands and the middle class to upper class in the area. This is just to pave way for mini-cities like Tilisi.

People in Kiambu County are looking for affordable yet beautiful housing that can fulfill the basic needs like security, water and convenience. Developers will now have a chance to provide this type of housing. It is expected that 70 percent of the population in Kenya is expected to live in urban areas like Kiambu by 2050.

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