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1,050 police get homes in Sh20bn housing plan

One of the houses built for the police in Ruai, Nairobi, using EPS technology. FILE PHOTO | NMG
One of the houses built for the police in Ruai, Nairobi, using EPS technology. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

At least 1,050 police officers now have new houses that were constructed using cheap technology.

The houses handed over to the National Police Service Wednesday are part of a Sh20 billion project aimed at providing decent housing for the security officers.

The use of relatively cheaper expanded polystyrene panels, interlocking stabilised soil blocks, interlocking concrete blocks, concrete waffles for suspended floor slabs and fibre cement roofing tiles helped to reduce the building costs by more than 30 per cent.

Housing principal secretary Aidah Munano said the entire project was initially projected to cost Sh32 billion, but the technology had reduced the budget by about Sh12 billion.