Parliament has allocated an additional Ksh.400M in the budget for completion of Konza TechnoCity. The Parliamentary Budget Committee allocated the amount to Konza Technopolis Development Authority, increasing the funding for the next financial year to Ksh. 8.3B. The supplementary budget tabled in Parliament earlier has set aside Ksh. 7.9B for the development of the tech city. Te amount is part of the Ksh. 52.2B the government is expected to inject into the setting up of the city’s basic infrastructure. Konza is a key plank of Kenya’s ambition to become East Africa’s tech hub. The government is expected to provide land and build basic infrastructure after which private investors will lease space and build offices and research centres. Big global tech firms have already indicated interest in having a presence in the city. Investing in Konza is the best decision one can ever make.
A commuter train service has been launched between Kajiado town and the technocity Konza, a step that is expected to ease movement, delivering speed and affordable charges cost. The 162-seater will run two trips daily for five trips a week, stopping at five stations in the 42-kilometre stretch at Ksh.30. Previously, residents would cover a combined more than 70 kilometres and pay up to Ksh.500 from Kajiado to Kitengela and eventually reaching Mombasa Road. The new commuter train shall be using the old Magadi-Konza Railway commonly used by Tata Chemicals when transporting raw materials from Magadi to Konza.
Konza Techno City construction has taken off. With a 73bn investment, Africa’s Silicon Valley will offer jobs, positively impact on the economy and be at the forefront of innovation. What this means is that the smart investor will reap HUGE benefits from the project. Visit www.enkavilla.co.ke for more information or call us on 0788 303030 to see how you can be a part of this exciting process for as low as Ksh. 20,000 per month.
On 27th, July, 2017, The ground breaking ceremony of Enka Gardens Juja perimeter wall was presided over by the Head of Marketing. This is a milestone step that will foresee the full construction of the wall and other services including the construction of the internal roads, bore hole and electricity installation. Enka Gardens Juja is located 6 minutes drive from Juja town along Juja farm road. The property is ideal for residential use. Amenities on and near the property: Perimeter stone wall Water: Drilled borehole to provide water to all plots. Electricity available onsite. Quality internal roads. Community centre. This will have a play area and recreational facilities as decided by the Enka Gardens management Proximity to the Thika Super Highway Shopping malls: Juja City Mall, Uchumi Juja Hospitals, banks and recreational facilities Schools : JKUAT, Corner Brook School, Juja Preparatory
We are happy to announce that we will soon be breaking ground for house construction in Enka Gardens Isinya. We have 2 types of houses to choose from; Bungalows and Maisonettes. Maisonettes have the option of 3 or 4 bedrooms with Domestic Servants Quarters. Enkavilla will remove the hassle of the construction process by providing project management services.
On Saturday 25th March, 2017 Rafiki Microfinance Bank in collaboration with Enkavilla Properties Ltd hosted a breakfast meeting at Laico Regency Hotel, Nairobi themed ‘Working with Chamas to build a financial legacy.’ The meeting revolved around the sprouting opportunities easily accessible by investment groups that would greatly have an impact in society and our economy at large, a platform that focused on elevating Chamas to greater heights in investment. “We believe investing in property is the most ideal investment opportunity for Chamas. We provide the information and the platform.” Noted Mr. Meshack Muhoho, CEO, Enkavilla Properties. An estimated 300 representatives from the Chama groups attended the session.
Congratulations! You have decided to move away from renting to become a homeowner. However, you are grappling with one key question: should you BUY a ready house or BUILD. You have spent months or even years agonizing over this. You have the price and perfect location and your wish list all figured out. But, the one thing you cannot figure out is the best way to get your dream home. Enkavilla Properties CEO Meshack Muhoho answers pertinent questions that everyone should consider before making the choice. Enkavilla Properties is a real estate company that transforms lifestyle by providing a simple way to owning a home. When building makes sense The main advantage is that you get exactly what you want in terms of style which is very satisfying. Building also allows for phased development especially when you do not have all the resources at once. You can also control the cost when you engage organisations that offer a one-stop shop for all your needs. At Enkavilla Properties, for instance, we have experts in-house including project managers, architects, engineers, quantity surveyors among others to ensure a stress free building process. There is a sense of achievement when you have actively participated in the entire process. On a light note, most couples have been known to bond more when they participate in the building process together. The flipside: You have the added work and cost of looking for land for the construction, contractors to do the construction among other issues. Lack of proper understanding of the building process can lead to over expenditure, thus making the whole affair very costly. What are the key factors to consider before constructing a residential home? Budget: Evaluate the project cost beforehand. Asses and decide on the financing options. Experts: Identify experts including architects, quantity surveyors, and engineers amongst others. Have a signed off project plan and any necessary contractual documentation with the experts. Do the necessary checks to ensure that you are dealing with qualified people. Check their work histories and get testimonials. Design of the house:Use an architect for proper designs. At Enkavilla Projects we have ready house-plans for those who want to construct. Project location: Look at the amenities, future growth potential, security, available facilities, type of soil and neighbourhood. Involve conveyancing experts to undertake due diligence on the property. Amenities: Is the plot fully serviced? We sell fully serviced plots, meaning we have water, electricity, good internal roads and perimeter fencing on all out properties. This makes it very easy for the client as it eliminates the cost and hassle of servicing the plots before construction. Legal/statutory implications: Seek the necessary construction approvals including the county council and NEMA among others. How long does it take to build a home? Proper planning should be done before commencing construction. The time taken largely depends on the scale of the project, availability of resources and project management. What are the compliance requirements to consider before construction of a home? The following steps are key to comply with prior to construction of a house: Obtain land ownership documentation including title deeds and land survey plans and seek all approvals including National Constructions Authority (NCA), NEMA structural, and architectural plans and any other documents requiring statutory approvals Why is a title deed necessary before the start of construction? Yes, a title deed is used as a proof of land ownership hence very key during the compliance and construction approvals stages. Due diligence needs to be done before investing in the land as it will ensure no fraud cases including land grabbing, land on wildlife corridors, fake ownership, swampy land amongst others. Is it advisable to fully trust a contractor with the construction works? Yes, but the owner must be in a position to track progress hence mitigating against any losses. Always do your due diligence to ensure that the person or company you are dealing with is trustworthy. One may get a contractor through the registered list of contractors at the National Construction Authority (NCA). It is important to do background research to establish the level of expertise and the ability of the contractor to manage the project. Get testimonials and work history. What are the key challenges faced while constructing a house? Legal compliance with the relevant authorities Lack of proper financial planning thus unplanned for expenses Budget constraints due to escalated cost of materials Sourcing for a trustworthy contractor as a result of increased fraud cases Construction material theft thus need for proper security at construction sites Changing designs midway thus increased costs thus a need for proper planning before starting construction. When buying makes sense The main advantage is that buying process is hassle free. Building can be stressful and time consuming. Buying a ready house can sometimes be cheaper where the developers have taken advantage of things like economies of scale, new technology and experience in project management. There are various risks that come with home construction that are not present when buying a house for instance theft by workers, overheads amongst others. The turn-key aspect is very attractive to most people. Building can take time and the fact that you may have to pay rent in the interim can be an expensive affair. So, then what is the disadvantage of buying a ready house? You may have to shelve your wish list. Unlike in building where you can customize to suit your desires, a ready house is built on someone else’s taste. You may therefore have to compromise on some of the things you want. Remodeling to suit your taste would therefore be an added cost. In the journey of property search, what matters most? Due diligence is very important. Do your research, shop around, compare prices, and use a qualified real estate company to help streamline the process. The real estate agent will help you find appropriate properties and assist with the relevant paperwork. How can one get a trusted property company to purchase from? Once again due diligence is