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Lukenya investor to put up Sh340m student hostels

Daystar University campus. A proposed housing development is targeting the student population. file photo | nmg
Daystar University campus. A proposed housing development is targeting the student population. file photo | nmg 

An investor is building Sh340 million hostel blocks at Lukenya in Machakos County to host the growing university population in the area.

In an application to the National Environment Management Authority (Nema), developer Dominic Mwangi disclosed he planned to put up two blocks of four floors each.

They will have 215 units comprising 114 single ensuite rooms, 59 studio apartments and 42 one-bedroom apartments.

“The proposed project comes as a timely venture to cater for the existing accommodation deficit for student accommodation and specifically targets students from Daystar University,” says the study.