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Houses in Rural Kenya
Kenya housingOver 77% of Kenyans live in rural areas. Majority of them live in poverty. Essentially more than 70% of the people living in countryside live in shanties/huts (nicknamed "parachutes"). These are build with simple materials such as: mud, cow-dung, nylon papers, sticks, animal skins, torn dresses, cartons boxes, grass, reeds, tins, etc. These houses are a major health, safety and security hazards. Jiggers (see jigger links) and other dangerous organisms thrive in these rough floors and walls. These health-related issues costs the Government more than Ksh. 31billion p.a. Fires can strike anytime destroying everything in its wake stored in such huts. These forms of houses reduce value and dignity of families given that society sees these structures as manifestations of poverty in its raw forms. Such houses do not offer any security. Its easy for thieves and thugs to break in such homesteads than in cemented houses.

Housing shack2Kenya's Good Governance Team which I am privileged to lead has already formulated its policies on rural housing. The Team will upgrade all rural houses by cementing the walls and floors. Roofing will be done by iron sheets or other durable materials. In addition the upgrading project will include: a toilet, a bathroom, hand-washing basin and a water tank

Housing traditionalIts expected that the Kenyan model will be replicated across Africa as more Good Governance Teams (GGT) are rolled out across the region.

We request for your support to help the Kenya Good Governance Team (GGT) form the next Kenyan Government in 2017.