President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration has kick started plans to construct 500,000 affordable houses by 2022 under the Big Four agenda.

Key features to be considered in the construction of the cheap houses include an open space, smart technology, safety and security.

The estates will have among others sporting facilities, gathering places, playgrounds, and pocket park. Social amenities such as schools, community centers, retail centers, clinics and markets will also be found within the estates.

A bedsitter house will sell for a maximum price of Sh600,000, Sh800,000 for one bedroom, Sh1 million for 2 bedrooms, while a 3 bedroom unit will go for Sh2million.

The first phase of the project will see 1,640 units constructed in Park Land, 20,000 units in Makongeni, Shauri Moyo(5,300), Starehe (3,500),Mavoko (5,500), Social Housing (15,000), Counties (48,000) and Nairobi county (67,800). Construction works for Park Land units is expected to begin next month.

The second phase will see units build in NSSF land in Mavoko, Portland Athi River, Mombasa 1, Eldoret 1, Cooperatives 2, private developers 2, civil servants 2, police 2, Nairobi regeneration and other counties in the financial year 2018/19.

The third lot for financial year 2019/20 include units in Nakuru 1, Kisumu 1, Eldoret, Portland Athi River 2, cooperative 3, private developers 3, civil servants 3, police 3, redevelopment of Nairobi old estates and counties.