Urbanisation and population growth have led to impact that increasingly deplete the natural
resources and threaten the existence of the ecosystem. This has led to an increased awareness
that the development of land use should be well managed in order to be sustainable.
Improvement of housing for the Kenyan population is a major concern to the Government. In its
commitment to improved housing the Government of Kenya introduced a National Housing
Policy that comprehensively addresses the shelter problem.
Given the average household size of 4 persons from the 1999 national Population and Housing
Census, there are about 750,000 households in urban areas and 1,500,000 households in the rural
areas that need to be housed. With such information the Government aimed to facilitate an
annual output of 150,000 housing units in urban areas and 300,000 units in rural areas in the next
five years in order to be able to meet that demand (National Housing Policy, 2004). As people
were settling in Burandogo there was no planning that was done to ascertain that the
neighbourhood has all the social amenities required, this could be to due to the fact the some of
the residents settled there as squatters a form of informal settlement that does not consider
planning aspects. The housing tenure of the area is mostly tenancy and ownership with tenancy
being the most common housing tenure system in the area. With tenancy most tenants pay rent
which most of them considered the rent charges as being affordable to them.
Some of the physical planning requirements were not adhered to in the neighbourhood for
instance the area was not served with an efficient storm water drainage system. The area lacks all
weather and well articulated access roads, no properly constructed market place, and poor solid
waste management, lacks a sewerage system, lack sufficient and efficient sanitation facilities,
security enforcement personnel and schools. The areas that the residents mostly advocated for
their improvement include water supply, security, sanitation, storm water drainage and the
introduction of a health facility.
The demand of housing still far outstrips supply due to the high rate of urbanization, increased
poverty, escalation of housing costs and the lack of a clear government initiative towards the
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