Makueni County faced with shortage of houses

Shortage of proper housing in Makueni County is one of the main challenges facing civil servants, Makueni County Commissioner (CC) Mr. Maalim Mohammed Tuesday said.

Speaking in his Wote office on when he chaired the County Housing Committee, Mr. Mohammed said the shortage has forced the civil servants to live in sub-standard houses in the area.

Both senior and junior civil servants are living in sub-standard houses, said the County Commissioner.

The administrator lamented that the 203 units that were initiated by the government had been neglected and vandalized leaving them in a dilapidated state.

Mr. Mohammed observed that this was wastage of public funds adding that the houses had become hideouts for criminals.

We found mattresses in the houses that criminal sleep on as they go about terrorising unsuspecting wananchi in Wote town. The houses have become a security risk, he posed.

However, he thanked the Prison Department for clearing the bushes around category B 1 mansion, C 10, D 30 bungalows and E 162 flats.

It should be observed here that the construction of the houses was started way back in 1989 and stalled. In 2009, some more money was injected into the project but it stalled again in 2011 to date after the contractor, M/S Unispan Limited, left the site unceremoniously, explained the administrator.

Source: Kenya News Agency