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The government’s plan, under what was dubbed the Big 4 Agenda was to see low-cost housing provided for those earning between KSh15,000 (US$150) to KSh49,000 (US$50). There was also a plan to cover those with little or no income at all. 

But questions on how the houses would be allocated threw cold water on the project which sounded like a scam every time government officials tried to explain the proposal and how it would work.…

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TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) and the Mombasa County Government have inked a US$2.7 million financing deal towards construction of the Mbaraki-Nyerere Road.

The amount, according to a statement from TMEA, will cover design, building and supervision consultancy for the project.

“TMEA will provide US$2.3 million for the project. The funding is provided through TMEA donors, with the UK Department for International Development (DFID) contributing US$ 1.7 million while Denmark’s development co-operation agency (DANIDA) contributing US$ 0.5 million. The Mombasa County Government will fund the balance amounting to US$ 0.4 million.” Reads the statement in part.

The project is expected to unclog the Mbaraki Wharf region and the adjacent Likoni Ferry area, which suffer frequent traffic snarl ups as a result of cargo trucks offloading cargo from oil tankers and clinker ships. The project scope will entail tarmacking the 1.2 kilometre road, constructing a parking bay for trucks waiting to collect …