R.I.P. Nairobi Leafy Suburbs

The increased demand for housing in Nairobi, which has a population of more than four million people, has prompted the county government to come up with innovative ways to meet the demand.

Consequently, late last year the county government passed a motion allowing the construction of commercial centres and high rise apartments in upmarket neighbourhoods.

The county government plans to introduce a new zoning policy. The areas to be affected include Zones 4, which comprises Spring Valley, Riverside Drive, Kileleshwa, Kilimani, Thompson and Woodley.

Also affected will be Zone 5, which includes Upper Spring Valley, Kyuna, Loresho and Lavington/Bernard Estate and Zone 15, which includes Dagoretti.

The new policy will see the suburbs lose their exclusive status… read more on the daily nation :smiley:

Sisi birionea wa Karen tuko tu sawa

how will our choppers navigate.

Wajenge zile 10 floors za pipeline birrioneas walie kabisa:D

Wait for it, it’s coming. SDA church is pitching tent, and once it’s done, the flood gates will be opened

Chopper in zones 4-5? The sky is also green

Heli pads on top of the flats will do.

Tick tock, tick tock…

  • Rural to Urban Migration (esp to Nairobi): Rural folk have this mentality that in order for u to make it in life u have to relocate to Nairobi. Even if u have no educational background wewe enda Nairobi maisha itajisort.

*Kuzaana kama mapanya: “Nani utaoa lini?” or “when am i getting my mjukuu?” from relatives/family leads to unplanned for pregnancies.

*Opened the borders for West Africans…Self explanatory.

*Kuishi Ongata Rongai and other outskirts is considered backwardness. Aaaah wewe unaishi Ronga…uko ni diaspora/ ukitravel from Rongai unaona sign post ya welcome to Nairobi and other lame jokes.

Such legit points. Nothing to add. Please people, practise family planning!

Real estate firms are behind this move. They will be smiling all the way to construction sites. Lakini sioni areas kama Runda na Muthaiga wakikubali hiyo upuss.

But Kile and Kilimani have been having highrise apartments for a while.

Birrionaires under sieke!!! Sasa hii Bentley yangu itakua inapishana kwa barabara na probox

meanwhile we should continue doing what?..

I feel like living in the outskirts would be a great idea. Kama Limuru, Kikuyu, Thika, Athi River, Machakos, Kangundo, Ngong, Kiserian, Isinya…

[ATTACH=full]158809[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=full]158808[/ATTACH] check out Nairobi landcover 2002 vs Nairobi landcover 2016…close to 100 % in increase in built up area

The law is playing catchup those areas already had flats after some hands got greased

upuss irionea ukitaka kuishi peke yako nunua ranch huko Kimilili . kwanza juzi nimeenda ulevi pangani nikaona hao residential 16 storeys up

Kiserian utafika tao saa ngapi?

not all. just selected areas.