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Kibiko: Fast-Growing Ngong Town Attracting Nairobians

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  • Nairobi residents have been moving to cities outside the city as reported by a report by Knight Frank in December 2020, showing that the tragedy gave buyers a chance to reflect on shopping trends.

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    Buyers thought about how and where they want to live with enough outdoor space for those looking to own a home or rent a house.

    Kibiko, one of the fastest growing towns in Ngong, has witnessed an influx of buyers, scouts and developers due to infrastructure development in Kajiado County.

    The town is located approximately 4.8 Kilometers Southwest of Ngong town center and is located along the new Ngong-Suswa road 70 km.

    Construction of Ngong Suswa Road.

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    The road has led to an increase in shopping centers, residential buildings and commercial properties since construction began in 2018.

    Adjacent to the road is the Standing Railway (SGR) which has a station in Ngong. Kibiko is one of the towns along Kimuka and Nachu that has benefited from infrastructure.

    Ngong-Suswa Road led to the revival of agriculture in Kibiko, with locals focusing on tomato and onion production on a large scale. Groundwater has also accelerated the construction of rental and commercial properties.

    “This is a magical road for our people. It has put an end to tolerance and economic growth of the region. It is a major commercial artery in the Kajiado-Narok economic bloc, ”Narok Governor Stephen ole Lenku once said about the road expected to be completed by the end of 2021.

    The landowner estimates that the acre along the Ngong-Suswa road trade from Ksh400,000 upwards compared to Ksh200,000 in 2019. This is cheaper compared to Ksh25 million per acre in Ngong town.

    Houses for sale in Kibiko range from Ksh7 million to Ksh16 million. Many projects are designed to meet the needs of people looking for family homes instead of apartments. The house includes 3 bedrooms, 4 bedroom houses and large houses with staff rooms.

    Rental houses charge up to Ksh50,000 per month. Many properties also provide car parks and a children’s playground.

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    Artist photo of a 4-room house being built in Kibiko, Ngong

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  • Source: KENYAGIST.COM

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