East & Central Africa’s biggest homes show the Blue Triangle Cement 27th Kenya Homes Expo will greatly benefit its visitors and clientele this October at the KICC by providing a platform that will guarantee Kenyans in the middle-income segment homeownership opportunities.
In line with the government’s agenda of Affordable Housing for All, the Kenya Homes Expo will be holding an eventful 27th run this October from 11th to 14th with the theme “Homes for All”.
As one of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big 4 Agendas, the government plans to deliver 1 million housing units over the next 5 years of which 20% will comprise a social housing and 80% affordable housing.This ultimately means that half a million more Kenyans will own homes by the end of the President’s second term.
With this task being achieved in partnership with the private sector, the Kenya Homes Expo serves as the ideal platform for this engagement that’s endorsed by the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development, thus placing it at the centre stage of the achievement of Affordable Housing for All.
As the real estate market grows, the Kenya Homes Expo continues to identify and harness opportunities that encourage people with an interest in the real estate sector, and from the 11th – 14th October 2018, the expo, sponsored by Blue Triangle Cement, will set foot at the KICC with a vibrant and innovative collection of products mainly tailored for the low to middle-income earners.
For the 6th year running, East African Portland Cement Company, manufacturers of the flagship cement product Blue Triangle Cement have sponsored the Kenya Homes Expo. EAPCC sees this platform as an ideal place for their cement product as the expo meets the needs of the market by providing opportunities for Kenyans to own properties, build and invest in real estate.
Blue Triangle Cement has long been known for holding the foundation of thousands of commercial and residential properties across the region.
The Kenyatta International Convention Centre will play host to the expo for the 13th year. This long-standing partnership, supported by the CEO, Ms Nana Gecaga, has seen the two corporates embark on a CSR partnership that has greatly elevated the lives of the children of Gatina Primary School, the largest public primary school in Dagoretti North Constituency in Dagoretti North Constituency.
The primary school, which is funded by the Constituency Development Fund (CDF), educates children from Kawangware and Kangemi areas which are largely informal settlement area and is undergoing a facelift courtesy of Kenyatta International Convention Centre in partnership with the Kenya Homes Expo.
At the expo, the crop of exhibitors showcasing homes will have a special interest in this segment of potential homeowners. Some of the exhibitors showcasing homes within this affordable range include Riruta Gardens in Dagoretti, Karibu Homes in Athi River, Rama Homes with houses in South C, Belasi Developers in Juja, Malberry Holdings with houses in Thika and Kiambu among others.
Other than showcasing homes, the expo has greatly expanded its wings to host related concepts for the real estate market. According to the Founder and Managing Director of the Kenya Homes Expo, Mr Daniel Ojijo, the Expo theme “Homes for All” reflects the growing needs of the real estate market today, where affordable housing is a key highlight.
In synergy with the Built Industry and being a platform that promotes innovation, Mr Ojijo emphasizes on the governments call to private developer partnerships in the development of affordable houses for Kenyans and urges stakeholders to embrace the development of affordable housing by reducing housing costs and supply alternative technology to potential homeowners.
Other exhibitors targeting this segment are DecoMagna Limited, Mhasibu Sacco, Vipingo Developers, Epic Properties, Rama Homes, Home & Hospitality, Cytonn Investments, among others. The market trends have changed and now appeal more to the middle-income earners.
Following closely behind South Africa, Nairobi is fast rising as the investment destination of Africa and investors have taken great interest in the country, with Nairobi being a springboard and gateway to East African markets. Nairobi is an economic powerhouse of Africa in terms of GDP, and Kenya is ranked the 5th biggest economy in Africa.