Friday, January 28, 2005

But what is the project?

Kenyan Lands and Housing Minister Amos Kimunya told the East African Standard newspaper on Jan. 7th that the 'upgrading' of a section of Kibera will begin this spring, with construction of 720 units to house 70,000 people. Those numbers sound unrealistic (ten people per apartment?). And, of course, there's the nagging but all-important question of what the new units will look like, who will own them, who will live in them, and what the rents will be.

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