Press Release - Nairobi, Kenya, July 21st 2020…


Implementation of various activities aimed at supporting the fight against Covid-19 in Nakuru’s informal settlements has commenced following consultations between Kara, UN Habitat and the County Government of Nakuru.


As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to ravage the nation with devastating economic results, low and middle-income tenants have found themselves living in their premises at the mercy of their landlords


The Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company (NCWSC) has introduced tough new rules in an attempt to reform the water business in the city. 


Like many countries across the world, Kenya is experiencing huge political and societal changes as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak.


The National Construction Authority (NCA) has warned property developers against hiring unregistered contractors whom it blames for the rising cases of sub-standard buildings and building collapse in the country.

The Employment and Labour Relations Court has declared the Deed of Transfer of Functions executed between the National Government and Nairobi City County Government as vague and irregular.


The County Government of Nakuru has raised a red flag over mushrooming of illegal structures in the County.


The Ministry of Health has launched the home-based isolation and care guidelines for patients with COVID-19. The guidelines dictate the procedures for home-based care of asymptomatic patients who account for 78 percent of all Covid-19 patients across the country.

A new set of rules for protecting property investors from contractors who deliver shoddy work has taken effect, bringing with it a raft of changes that are likely to revolutionize the construction industry.

Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS) Director-General Mr. Mohammed Badi has disbanded the Nairobi City County Urban Planning Technical Committee.

Kara has signed an agreement with UN Habitat to support implementation of various activities aimed at supporting the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

The Ministry of Environment and Forestry and the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) have agreed to partner with Kara in rolling out initiatives that will promote safe disposal of biomedical waste from COVID -19 at households and community level.

The State Department of Housing and Urban Development has released a new set of regulations under the government’s Affordable Housing Program.

The government will activate community policing to enhance community participation in the fight against corona virus disease.

The ban on single-use plastics in Kenya's biodiversity hotspots including wildlife sanctuaries, wetlands, forests and beaches is set to be enforced from June 5th 2020 in line with a directive issued by the president during the 2019 World Environment Day celebration.

A delegation from Kara paid a courtesy call on the Director General of Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS), Major General Mohamed Abdalla Badi to discuss possible areas of collaboration in regard to service delivery expectations of Resident Associations across the County.


The national government plans to streamline the building approval process to ensure the cost of construction goes down and eliminate delays.


The High Court in Mombasa has suspended the decision by Mombasa County Government to increase property rates from January this year and to amend the Valuation Roll.