With more than 22 million internet users and over 11 million social media users in Kenya, access to digital data is on the rise in the country that continues to be a technological hub on the African continent.BySiphesihle Hlela
Kenya began its first national wildlife census on Friday, 7 May, aiming to aid conservation and identify threats to its vast but threatened wildlife populations. The census will run until July, with rangers, researchers and community members counting animals on land and from helicopters.ByAyenat Mersie
NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya aims to set up an emissions trading system that will allow companies and other bodies to buy emissions allowances, the finance minister Ukur Yatani said on Tuesday, 11 May, as the country strives to limit the release of greenhouse gases.ByGeorge Obulutsa
Turner & Townsend has been appointed as quantity surveyors providing cost management services for a major mixed-use project - RiverRun Estates Ruiru in Kenya, which is being developed by Cytonn Real Estate, the development affiliate of Cytonn Real Estate.
The master-planned $150m lifestyle development is to be undertaken on a 100-acre parcel, formerly a coffee farm, on the leafy Ruiru slopes in Kiambu County, about 7km from the Thika Superhighway and 1.5km off Kiambu-Kamiti Road – accessible to central Nairobi.
With contractor’s works commencing on site before the end of the year, the project will be delivered in phases over the next five years, with the first phase expected to take 24 months for construction.
The massive development will be mainly residential consisting of over 1,400 units comprising townhouses, maisonettes and low-rise apartments. It will be complemented by social amenities including a commercial centre, school and a hotel with dam frontage.
Rewel Maigua, a director who heads up Turner & Townsend’s QS team on the project notes that: “Of importance to us from a QS perspective is to firm up the delivery phases and unit typologies within these phases. The typology mix per phase or cluster is pegged on market uptake for the units and influences the master plan design as it tries to accommodate for the number of preferred units."
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