How August 2022 elections in Kenya will impact Real Estate Market in Kirinyaga.

Kirinyaga is one of the two counties with a female governor currently in Kenya. Even as we approach the polls, the two main contenders for governor position are incumbent Governor Anne Waiguru and Women Representative Wangui Ngirici.Kirinyaga has 349,836 registered voters. In this article, we want to look at how August polls will impact real estate market in Kirinyaga. Before that, we can have an overview of Kirinyaga County.

Facts about Kirinyaga

Kirinyaga is one of the counties in the former central province. It borders three counties namely Nyeri, Murang’a and Embu. Kirinyaga covers an area of 1478.1 km2 and lies between 1,158 meters and 5,380 meters above sea level in the south and at the peak of Mt.Kenya respectively. It is endowed with forest cover of 350.7km2 and is inhabited by a variety of wildlife including elephants,buffaloes,monkeys,bushbucks and colorful birds while the lower parts of the forest zone provide grazing land for livestock. The county has six major rivers which drain into the Tana River.

Kirinyaga County boasts production of some of the best coffee in the world, tea and best aromatic rice in the East Africa region. Moreover, the county boasts of agricultural exports such as horticulture and macadamia. Kirinyaga is literally translated as the dwelling place of God in Kikuyu language. The county is situated at the foot of Mt.Kenya where traditionally the Kikuyu community offered their prayers to God. It is therefore a symbolic county culturally, religiously and economically.

Places to visit in Kirinyaga

Some of the best places to visit in Kirinyaga include:

  • Ragati Conservancy
  • Mwea Irrigation Scheme-Wamumu Section
  • Thingira Cultural Village
  • Mwea National Reserve

Kerugoya Town

Kerugoya is the capital of Kirinyaga County. Travel directions from Nairobi is through Thika road past Thika, Kenol and Makuyu along Thika Road. You can also drive through the Plains of Mwea branching east at Makutano. Kerugoya town mostly serves as an urban area to the inhabitants of Kangaita,Kimunye,Kagumo and Karia.Kerugoya forms a local authority together with another township,Kutus.There are various banks and saccos in the town, an indication of good performance economically. The town is easily accessible by use of public service vehicles such as matatus.Real estate market in Kerugoya town has been on an upward trajectory.

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Estates in Kirinyaga

Kirinyaga is among populous counties in the country hence demand for settlements. Some of the estates in Kirinyaga include:

  • Corner Base Estate
  • Simba Hills Estate
  • Kameichiri
  • Karima Village
  • Matandara
  • Kiandai
  • Gikuu
  • Baricho Estate
  • Gatithi

Kirinyaga Real Estate Market

In 2022, Kirinyaga County planned a revolution in its property sector by turning its 4 sub counties into mini cities. In the plan, the county seek to create special economic zones in Gichugu, Ndia, Kirinya Central and Mwea sub counties, which has seen investors in the property sector rushing to strategize how to rake in the benefits. There is a promise of many buildings coming up, land being sought to host the projects and opportunities in the housing sector are sprouting up. This has greatly improved real estate market in Kirinyaga.

With the upcoming general elections, residents of Kirinyaga are keen to see if the initiatives will continue to be actualized after the polls.Marha Karua, while campaigning for Muriithi Kagai,Narc Kenya candidate for gubernatorial position, said that if residents elect him they are assured of better health and water services in the entire county. If such auxiliary services are sufficiently provided for by the county government then the residents should expect a boom in the real estate market. Anne Waiguru has promised a wealthy Kirinyaga by 2032 a vision set by the current county government. In the formula, she intends to create a conducive environment through good infrastructure that will ensure growth of real estate market in Kirinyaga.

Hotels in Kirinyaga

Some of the best hotel accommodation facilities in Kirinyaga include:

  • Castle Forest Lodge
  • Thingira Cultural Village
  • Rapids Camp
  • Ndaraca ya Ngai
  • Timstep Hotel and Campsite
  • Jangwani Camp
  • Savage Wilderness
  • Nokras Riverine SPA and Lodge
  • Sagana Canyon/Gorge
  • Nice Digital Hotel

Roads in Kirinyaga

Several projects underway to develop roads in Kirinyaga. The government has embarked on the construction of four major roads within the expansive Mwea Constituency in Kirinyaga County at a cost of ksh 9.5 billion. Infrastructure Principal Secretary Paul Maringa said the 256 km of road in total will take 3 years to complete. This will help farmers transport their produce to the market with ease.

Construction sector in Kirinyaga

World Bank applauded Kirinyaga County Government for good performance in the implementation of projects funded by Kenya Urban Support Program. Some of the projects undertaken include 71.3 million that went into infrastructural projects that include cabro paving in Kutus,construction of Kerugoya fresh produce market shades and construction of a Daycare center for mothers working in the County’s Wezesha Mama Apparel Factory located in Kerugoya town.

Other projects will involve expansion and improvement of Kerugoya town parking spaces, access roads, pedestrian and non motorable ways, drainage and landscaping of Kerugoya Hospital Frontage. All this initiatives have had a big impact on real estate market in Kirinyaga as they have attracted many potential investors to the region.

Conclusion

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