The level at which Kitengela is growing is amazing. The town is expanding; first it was at Isinya, then Kajiado, and now Amboseli.
It started when land became scarce in other parts of Kenya, which made Kenyans to rush to where land was available. The Maasai, who had surplus land, started selling land cheaply. Those who had money rushed to buy. Now we have a town called Kitengela.
There are several rental apartments in the town, most of them being single rooms, bedsitters and one bedroom. They are particularly designed to suite the taste of residents of Nairobi.
When the town started developing, many people shunned it, thinking that it’s far from Nairobi but with time they started appreciating it due to several motivating factors we shall list below.
At the moment, most of the rental houses are full except those that are being developed or those being constructed.
What make people enjoy living in Kitengela are rental prices. To rent a single room in Kitengela for a month requires between Ksh 2,500 to Ksh 5, 000, which is cheaper compared to other estates in Nairobi. A bedsitter goes for between Ksh 4,000-Ksh 7,500.The monthly rent for a one bedroom is between Ksh 6,000-Ksh 12, 000, while two bedroom house ranges between Ksh 12,000 to Ksh 18,000.
In terms of supply of water, most houses in the town are connected to County Council water, which is not supplied daily to all houses. Several houses receive water at least three times a week but there are others who get regular supply. However, there are some houses with boreholes which provide regular supply of water.
Who should live in Kitengela?
If you are new in Nairobi, maybe you have secured a job within Nairobi CBD or in Mulolongo then Kitengela is the right place to look for a house to live.
The good thing is that the rental prices are friendly to Kenyans who earn meager salaries and can’t afford to live in posh estates within Nairobi. The houses are also ideal for people who have large families whose children need large playground.
In terms of transport to town, there are so many vehicles which ferry commuters to Nairobi and back. During off peak they charge Ksh 50 per person and during rush hours they charge Ksh 50 to town.
It takes approximately one and half hours from Kitengela to Nairobi town during rush hours and about 30 minutes during off peak hours.
The town has grown to a point of attracting even International school, large supermarkets like Tuskys and Naivas and many recreation facilities.
Instead of living in estates like Rongai, with full of frustrations, Kitengela is the place to live.