Habitat for Humanity Kenya and the County Government of Laikipia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to guide the operations and working relations of the two entities. The MoU provides a structured way of development, planning and funding for improved quality of life and service delivery in Laikipia County towards achievement of adequate affordable housing.
Laikipia County Governor H.E. Joshua Irungu, Anthony Okoth Habitat for Humanity Kenya’s National Director and Mr. Koome Kiragu representing the HFH Kenya’s board signed and exchanged the documents at the Governor’s office in Laikipia.
Speaking during the event Governor Irungu appreciated the work done by Habitat for Humanity Kenya in housing, school construction and other interventions aimed improving the quality of life for the residents of the county. “Affordable housing is on top of the national government’s agenda, we have agreed to mobilize resources and commit budget for housing independently and work together on the framework of implementation for this joint project,” said Governor Irungu.
Habitat for Humanity Kenya’s work in the region of Laikipia has had a positive impact on the lives of the local population. Since 2016, Habitat for Humanity Kenya has constructed 76 houses for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and vulnerable groups. Other projects in the region includes clean and safe water provision and sanitation.
“We have done several housing projects in schools, donated computers, trained artisans to build affordable houses here at Laikipia, today we just want formalize what have been doing to strengthen our partnership for improved outcomes” said Koome Kiragu.