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Rural Kenyans Move for Opportunity, Cause Housing Shortage in Nairobi

In Kenya, towns and cities are growing fast. It’s estimated at least 100,000 people move per year from their rural homes to the capital Nairobi in search of opportunities. The urban growth has led to a high housing demand with the Ministry of Housing estimating at least 200,000 new housing units are needed each year to meet the shortage. Nairobi is getting overcrowded, short of homes, space and, for the newcomers, it’s short of hope. Population boom, need for housing The city is...

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