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How August 2022 Elections will Impact Real Estate Market in Murang’a County.

With 587,126 registered voters, Murang’a County is one of the key counties in Kenya in as far as real estate market is concerned. We want to have a look at how August polls will impact real estate market in Murang’a.

Facts about Murang’a

Murang’a County is one of the five counties in the Central region of Kenya. It is bordered to the north by Nyeri, to the south by Kiambu, west by Nyandarua and east by Kirinyaga, Embu and Machakos counties. The county lies between 914 meters above sea level in the east and 3,353 meters above sea level along the slopes of Aberdare Mountains in west. The geology of the county consists volcanic rocks.

The topography and geology of the county have both an asset and liability to its development. The highest areas form the rain catchment areas from where most of the rivers draining the county originate. The terrain is dissected creating the menace of landslides and gully erosion. The numerous streams and valleys necessitate the construction of numerous bridges to connect one ridge to the other; construction, maintenance, and repair of roads in such areas are therefore made difficult. Soils emanating from volcanic activity are generally fertile, which makes them important for agriculture. Slopes in rich volcanic soils on higher altitudes are particularly suitable for tea growing.

Places to visit in Murang’a

Some of the best places to visit while in Murang’a are:

  • Aberdare National Park
  • Savage Wilderness
  • Sagana Getaway Resort
  • Aberdare Cottages and Fishing Lodge
  • Tuthu Catholic Church
  • Ndakaini Dam
  • Rapids Camp Sagana
  • Mukurwe Wa Nyagathanga

Murang’a Town

Murang’a Town is the administrative center of Murang’a County and is mainly inhabited by the Kikuyu tribe. The town is located between Nyeri and Thika. The town itself lies low, a bit hilly with an altitude of 1255m above sea level. As a result of the varying altitudes, Murang’a can get quite cold during the cooler parts of the year from May to Mid-August, including experiencing hale.Some of the services provided in Murang’a town include banking, restaurant, post offices, lodges and night clubs playing the latest western and local music. The town is accessible from Nairobi by Thika-Murang’a road and from Nyeri. There are relatively busy bus and matatu transportation terminals in the town and a number of hotels.

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Estates in Murang’a

Some of the estates in Murang’a include:

  • Karuna Estate
  • Karaha Estate
  • Upland Estate
  • Mukuyu
  • Palmera Gardens
  • Mumbi Estate

Murang’a Real Estate Market

After years of neglect and disinterest, investors are now scrambling for property within Murang’a town and its neighborhoods. This sudden interest has seen property value dramatically rise and a frenzy of land subdivisions as more landowners change their agricultural land to commercial purposes. Behind this boom in the town 89 kilometres from Nairobi is a crop of current and retired civil servants and businessmen from neighboring towns. Their goal is to acquire land for both owner-occupied houses and rental properties.

Many rental buildings are being converted into hostels to house an ever-growing population of college students within the area. The majority of these students come from Kenya Medical Training School, Murang’a College of Technology, and Murang’a Institute of Science.

As president if elected, Raila Odinga has promised to improve the water and agriculture sectors. He has received assurances from President Uhuru Kenyatta that the price of fertilizer will be reduced soon. If implemented, this would greatly boost agricultural production in Murang’a though this region is considered William Ruto’s stronghold according to opinion polls.

Hotels in Murang’a County

Some of the best hotels in Mombasa include:

  • Ranges View Lodge
  • Goshen Farm Hotel
  • Stanley’s Haven
  • Hotel Nokras
  • Fort Hall Hotel
  • Sweetwaters Forthall
  • Karugia House
  • Fortune Green Hotel
  • Haricot Guest House
  • Palmera Gardens

Roads in Murang’a

In January 2021, roads and streets connecting various areas and estates within Murang’a were given a facelift with the development aimed to boost businesses and revenue generation. The Murang’a Municipal Board utilized Sh. 50 million to tarmac roads and streets, and residents will now have an opportunity to start doing businesses in some parts of the town which were previously inaccessible. The boards Infrastructure chairperson Ms Judith Maina said the tarmacked roads will help in creation of more areas of doing business within Murang’a town.

Construction Sector in Murang’a

Murang’a residents have seen various construction projects being undertaken in the county in the recent past. Construction of a major market in Kangari town that started in March 2021 is almost complete. The market is meant to spur horticulture and fruit farming in the region. Also, construction of 4000m3/d water treatment plant for Kirichiungu and 27 km transmission network from Kandara to Kenol market are some of the key projects that spur real estate market in Murang’a.

Conclusion

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