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Kenyans tackle huge housing shortage to stem spread of slums

Karibu Homes is one of a handful of developers building affordable homes in the country

Karibu Homes Riverview is a 19-acre (about eight hectares) development that is set to include 1,000 apartments, shops, basketball courts, a clinic and a nursery when complete.

Athi River, Kenya

RECENTLY married with a one-year-old child, Joan Moraa Mbogo dreams of escaping Kenya's noisy, dirty, crime-ridden capital and buying a home close to her mother's newly-built apartment overlooking the Lukenya Hills.

Machakos County, which starts 20 kilometres...

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