Governor Sakaja meets Nairobi real estate developers, lays out fresh plans

Nairobi, 2nd June, 2024 – Nairobi Governor, Sakaja Johnson has committed to work closely with the Kenya Private Developers Association (KPDA) to ensure discipline and adherence to a more conducive environment for real estate development in Nairobi and beyond.

Governor Sakaja was accompanied by County Executive, Built Environment, Stephen Mwangi and Ag. Nairobi County Secretary and Chief Officer, Urban Planning, Patrick Analo. 

“My doors are opened and I am ready to ensure that there is discipline around the development of properties in the city — Governor Sakaja

” I have a competent team who will ensure all approvals are given through the correct channels. I know you have raised several issues amongst them the time approvals take since the migration from e-Development Permit System (e-DAMS) to Nairobi Planning and Development Management System (NPDMS). We will work with our ICT Development teams and ensure the approval timelines are shortened,” said Sakaja.

The County Executive, Built Environment said that the Nairobi County Government would ensure stronger involvement of  Associations and property developers during Public Participation forums.

He also  emphasised on the need to ensure  green spaces and parks and children play grounds were protected as a way of preserving a safe environment and protection of our natural habitat while retaining our national pride of “Nairobi Green City under the sun. 

The KPDA delegation was led by KPDA Board Director Samuel Kariuki, our CEO Vincent Mwango chair of the KPDA Public Policy and Advocacy Committee Gikonyo Gitonga, and Chair of the KPDA County Government Working Group David Gatimu.

“This engagement marked  a pivotal moment in our mission to engage in strategic dialogue and advocate for policy reforms that will foster significant steps  in our ongoing commitment to fostering strategic partnerships with partner entities to drive meaningful policy reforms and ensure a sustainable and thriving real estate sector in Kenya.” Said Ag. County Secretary, Patrick Analo.