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Old November 20th, 2017, 10:03 PM   #1
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KENHA | KURA | KERRA | NCA & EBK Headquarters | Embakasi | $290 Million| U/C

I think this one deserves a thread on it's own

The construction of a Sh2.9 billion office complex that will house Kenya's road agencies is 40 per cent done and will be completed September next year.
The building sits on a nine-acre piece of land in Embakasi near the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
Kenya National Highways Authority director-general Peter Munindia says the office complex will host employees of Kenya Rural Roads Authority, Kenya National Highways Authority, Kenya Urban Roads Authority, Kenya Roads Board and Engineers Board of Kenya.
“Several institutions have been established since the Kenya Roads Act was enacted in 2007. However, these institutions have been housed in private premises which, as public institutions, they are hard pressed to afford,” said Mr Munindia.
“To mitigate the various challenges, the government identified and secured a nine-acre piece of land in the vicinity of JKIA where the complex is being constructed”
The complex occupies a gross floor area of 35,000 square metres consisting of lower ground floors, suspended floors and a conference facility housing a 500-seater auditorium.
Construction work by China National Aero-Technology International Engineering Corporation started in March 2017.
The project is funded jointly by World Bank and the Kenya government on a ratio of 80 to 20 per cent.

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Great thread though your cost is wrong I believe the building is total cost $12 million dollars or a bit more and not $290 million....

Now let’s see if the renders will surface from somewhere.
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Old November 21st, 2017, 02:12 AM   #5
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i believe its $29 million not to 290 so please change that jaw dropping title. also i really think we need to revisit the kenya roads act and streamline and consolidate all this agencies into one with different departments to avoid redundancies and bloated offices. each of them has a director general and rarely coordinate.also who decides to pave certain roads in the city? kura or county gvt. because some recently completed roads in my neighborhood have boards saying kura and others say county coucil of nairobi. the county ones usually have cabro tiles and the kura ones are generally better built with accompanying drainage built to bitumen standards. if you drive arounfd karen you'll notice this confused patchwork of roads eg come down bogani east (cabro) join bogani (bitumen) turn left at nzohe rd (cabro again) then join kura rd (back to bitumen). im glad because 5 years ago they were dire roads but the mismatch and lack of coordination is abit annoying
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Old November 21st, 2017, 04:50 PM   #6
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i believe its $29 million not to 290 so please change that jaw dropping title. also i really think we need to revisit the kenya roads act and streamline and consolidate all this agencies into one with different departments to avoid redundancies and bloated offices. each of them has a director general and rarely coordinate.also who decides to pave certain roads in the city? kura or county gvt. because some recently completed roads in my neighborhood have boards saying kura and others say county coucil of nairobi. the county ones usually have cabro tiles and the kura ones are generally better built with accompanying drainage built to bitumen standards. if you drive arounfd karen you'll notice this confused patchwork of roads eg come down bogani east (cabro) join bogani (bitumen) turn left at nzohe rd (cabro again) then join kura rd (back to bitumen). im glad because 5 years ago they were dire roads but the mismatch and lack of coordination is abit annoying
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The official name is Barabara plaza. Hope someone can change the title.
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The official name is Barabara plaza. Hope someone can change the title.
Thanks for the info.
I have edited the post. Not sure how to edit the thread title.
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Old November 21st, 2017, 07:38 PM   #9
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i believe its $29 million not to 290 so please change that jaw dropping title. also i really think we need to revisit the kenya roads act and streamline and consolidate all this agencies into one with different departments to avoid redundancies and bloated offices. each of them has a director general and rarely coordinate.also who decides to pave certain roads in the city? kura or county gvt. because some recently completed roads in my neighborhood have boards saying kura and others say county coucil of nairobi. the county ones usually have cabro tiles and the kura ones are generally better built with accompanying drainage built to bitumen standards. if you drive arounfd karen you'll notice this confused patchwork of roads eg come down bogani east (cabro) join bogani (bitumen) turn left at nzohe rd (cabro again) then join kura rd (back to bitumen). im glad because 5 years ago they were dire roads but the mismatch and lack of coordination is abit annoying
Yes, review of the road policy is good. Set standards of each road class should be clear. On merging them I agree only at the top but I hope it wouldn't affect the staff below the management. They are already too few in my opinion. Infact I would encourage more outsourcing to private companies on some of their work to beat timelines while get superior work.
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There are urban roads, rural roads and the highways. I am comfortable with the status quo but they should demystify who decides how and when urban roads. Maybe we blamed Kidero for KURA sins
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There are urban roads, rural roads and the highways. I am comfortable with the status quo but they should demystify who decides how and when urban roads. Maybe we blamed Kidero for KURA sins
I think KURA is the implementing agency and the one funding the project can be either National government or county government depending on road classification. I think counties have limited road engineering and management expertise in-house. I think they also use KERRA for rural roads too. I have seen upcountry roads being graded by machinery branded KERRA.
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Why are they constructing that huge building in the middle of nowhere?
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That exact question demonstrates the role of govt. in expanding urban centres. If you think about it, many other people/companies are going to move in to build houses and business around this place. In some ways it improves the value of land in that place too, in addition to bringing utilities to an otherwise underutilized area. Because govt. buildings are required to meet strict building codes, for example access to running clean water, sewage, electricity and roads, anyone building around here will have easier access to these utilities. A town centre will grow here really soon. I saw South C in Nairobi grow from nothing when they built govt. offices in Akiba area not too long ago.
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That exact question demonstrates the role of govt. in expanding urban centres. If you think about it, many other people/companies are going to move in to build houses and business around this place. In some ways it improves the value of land in that place too, in addition to bringing utilities to an otherwise underutilized area. Because govt. buildings are required to meet strict building codes, for example access to running clean water, sewage, electricity and roads, anyone building around here will have easier access to these utilities. A town centre will grow here really soon. I saw South C in Nairobi grow from nothing when they built govt. offices in Akiba area not too long ago.

I don't think a town centre will emerge in this area at all...This is next to the new Kenya Civil Aviation Authority Head quarters on the flight path to the runway..I highly doubt the Govt will allow any private building or apartments being built here..its a high security area not a remote area as implied by the post above.
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I don't think a town centre will emerge in this area at all...This is next to the new Kenya Civil Aviation Authority Head quarters on the flight path to the runway..I highly doubt the Govt will allow any private building or apartments being built here..its a high security area not a remote area as implied by the post above.
I think it's a great idea. More government agencies should be moved from high density areas.
This is good for de-congesting Nairobi. Think of all the thousands of workers for all these agencies and affiliated contractors who don't have to travel to CBD to work or do business.
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I don't think a town centre will emerge in this area at all...This is next to the new Kenya Civil Aviation Authority Head quarters on the flight path to the runway..I highly doubt the Govt will allow any private building or apartments being built here..its a high security area not a remote area as implied by the post above.


I had no idea it was in that area at all. In that case I take back that speculation about a town center or businesses. That area is covered by by-laws about secure locations.
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Old November 29th, 2017, 06:41 AM   #18
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How many floors?
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How many floors?
Five from the video. Limited by flight path restrictions.

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I don't think a town centre will emerge in this area at all...This is next to the new Kenya Civil Aviation Authority Head quarters on the flight path to the runway..I highly doubt the Govt will allow any private building or apartments being built here..its a high security area not a remote area as implied by the post above.
I think this building is accessed by the north airport road that was closed due to security reason. We have other offices like HCDA in the area. There was even plans for Malls and hotels development in this area. The retail targeting greater syokimau and embakasy area. But with access restrictions by having one point entry for security checks I wonder if they will still go ahead with it. Developent may happen though they will be height restriction.
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