A group of a minimum of 300 Kenyans that are residing in the United States has agreed to commence a multi-million housing project in Nairobi. The project is named Kitisuru Amani Gardens and it is located around Limuru Road, with adjoining suburbs like Muthaiga, Runda, and Rosslyn.
While talking about the project during an interview session with Kenyan journalist, Alex Chamwada, one of the lead architects involved in the project said: “A project like this is a testimony that you can have Kenyans living abroad investing effectively and getting the project done to the standards they know back in America where they live.”
According to the statement made by many Kenyans working abroad, billions of shillings have been lost due to investing through dubious relatives who don’t employ professionals in a bid to make money for themselves.
Phyllis, one of the members of the diaspora unit known as JRN Investment said: “We have had fake investors coming to us and they have taken our money, but they don’t do as they promise. For example, they promise us good land but when we travel back home we find no land.”
Wilson Kimani, a top official of the group said: “We created the investment group specifically to come and develop ourselves, We are not a church, social or political unit. We are laser-focused on investment.”
Kimani further revealed that the group was registered 5 years ago, a time when100% of the members lived and worked in the United States.
The group has however grown since then with more than 300 members who can trace their origin to Kenya coming from every part of the world.
The housing project of the group will have a total of 87 units of 2 and 3-bedroom apartments spread across 3 blocks in Kenya and the project is 100% funded by members of the group.
The project developer, Kitisuru Amani, has hinted that Gardens would be complete by the end of 2021.