One of the most basic social determinants of health is the quality of housing. Social conditions that impact one’s health include housing, level of education, employment and earning potential and their physical environment.

Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has told off critics of his plans to relocate long-distance public service vehicles from the Central Business District (CBD).

As we approach the end of the year and the festive season, we at KARA would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones a very happy and safe Christmas and New Year. The Christmas season is a time for joy, celebration, and coming together with family and friends. It is also a time to reflect on the past year and give thanks for the blessings we have received.

Kara has partnered with the National Environment Complaints Committee (NECC), to accelerate resolution of environmental complaints and environmental degradation cases in the neighborhoods.

Kara was pleased to be part of the Annual General Meeting for Delta Plains Estate held on 10th December 2022.


KARA CEO Henry Ochieng was honored to be the Chief Guest at the Optimum Group Partnerships Company’s end of year appreciation dinner to celebrate the companies 25 years of excellence in promoting Security and Safety in various countries.

Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has called upon developers in the building sector to ensure they work closely with professionals within the built environment in obtaining approvals and supervision during construction.

Increasing illegal buildings along Tudor creek in Mombasa county and other sub counties have irked the locals saying majority of them are being constructed without approvals of relevant authorities.

Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja refuted claims that his administration doubled rates for Nairobi landowners.

National Land Commission (NLC) has called for vigilance among Kenyans in ensuring effective public land management.

Parliament has approved a fresh attempt to have the government cap the size of land an individual can hold.

President William Ruto has launched the Railway City Project in Nairobi which seeks to expand and decongest the Central Business District.

The Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK) and Habitat for Humanity International have launched guidelines to educate the industry players and the general public on the relationship between

The Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations (KARA) leadership held a meeting with the Nairobi City County Governor H.E. Sakaja Arthur Johnson at City Hall to discuss service delivery priorities for Resident Associations in Nairobi and share views on establishment of a structured and effective mechanism of engagement with the County Government.

A delegation from Kara led by the Chairman, Mr. Richard Nyaga paid a courtesy call to Vihiga Governor Dr. Wilber K. Ottichilo to discuss about effective mechanisms for engagement with the County Government on service delivery issues, and collaboration in enhancing access to better services.

KARA CEO Henry Ochieng paid a courtesy call on Tana River County Governor H.E. Major (Rtd) Dr. Dhadho Gaddae Godhana to discuss possible areas of service delivery collaboration.

Kara in collaboration with Mombasa County Government, UN-Habitat, UN Environment Programme (UNEP), European Union in Kenya and Jumuiya ya Kaunti za Pwani conducted a clean-up exercise at the Jomo Kenyatta Public Beach aimed at raising awareness on plastic pollution and stimulate debate and collaboration among stakeholders within the GoBlue project and the wider ocean community to act against marine littering.

“This initiative is geared ‘towards achieving a Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment Conservation, by reducing the amount of waste especially plastics disposed in to the landfills and the ocean. For this reason, we are engaging community members to help them adopt best practices around segregation of waste at source” noted Henry Ochieng, CEO, Kara.

The clean-up campaign culminated in Kara’s participation in the GoBlue project implementing partners meeting held at the GoBlue offices in Mombasa. The meeting was convened by UN-Habitat and UN Environment Programme to strategically find synergies, prevent duplications of project activities and develop strong alliances between the implementing partners. Kara is one of the implementing partners and is specifically leading the component of mobilizing coastal communities, residents & neighborhood associations engagement in the GoBlue project.

Kara also participated in the launch of a waste clean-up programme by Homa Bay Governor, H.E. Gladys Wanga meant to create awareness among residents on the importance of having a clean environment. The programme which commenced in Homa Bay town, is set to be rolled out in other towns within the county and will be carried out once every month. The exercise involved sweeping, unblocking multiple drainage systems and collection of garbage at the bus stop and the main market in the town centre.

The Governor stated that the County will come up with by-laws that will help in dealing with the management of solid wastes. “Anybody found throwing litter all over would be subjected to penalties in form of fines,” she said. “This move is meant to compel those with the intention of derailing these efforts to think twice before littering irresponsibly” she added.

She challenged County residents to support the initiative of a waste-free county by taking responsibility of cleaning their immediate surroundings.

Uasin Gishu County Government conducted stakeholder engagement forums across the region in its quest to ensure that Eldoret town attains a city status.

Nairobi County is planning to designate new garbage collection points in the sub-counties to tame illegal dumping.

The Sh6 billion Buxton affordable housing project in Mombasa has received an award after achieving the mixed-use development model.