Houses and Apartments Value for money and affordability analysis- Kasarani Case Study

Kasarani constituency is divided into four notable residential areas which are: Roysambu, Hunters/seasons, Carwash and Mwiki.Where by Roysambu and Seasons record the highest population among the four. So what makes Kasarani to attract house hunters?

Transport: Kasarani is served by Thika super highway making it accessible from the CBD as its only 16 km from the city center in addition to this the fare is reasonably priced from KES. 50(off peak) to Ksh. 80-100(rush hour), here is with the assumption that the person in mind works from the CBD.You will be spending about KES.200 daily, so working from Monday to Friday for 23 days a month you will spend about KES.4,600 or roughly KES.5,000.This is expenditure is within most people who work and operate from the CBD and could be a driving factor why they would choose Kasarani.

Rent: most residential flats or apartments found are in Kasarani are reasonably priced depending with the nature of the finishing, size and closeness to the road. Bedsitters here are known to range from KES.7000-9000, while one bedrooms range from KES.9500-15000 and two bedrooms’ range KES.20000-25000. Depending on your income Kasarani would be an ideal place for people have recently started working and are in need of an area that is not too highly priced.

One Bedrooms to let in kasarani and mwiki
One-bedroom to let in kasarani – Mwiki area

Food: depending on your diet, flexibility and may be the size of your family, you are likely to spend about KES. 7,000 on groceries per month owing to the fact Kasarani area is surround with popular grocery kiosks also known as ”Mama Mboga” which are preferred by most middle income earners.Kasarani is home to several supermarkets such as Naivas, Powerstar among others, it is also served by several shopping centers like Mountain mall,Thika road mall(TRM) and Garden city.

Security:most residential areas in Kasarani areas are considered to be safe as a result of well lit streets, a presence of a police station(Kasarani police station) and in addition to this most apartments or residential flats have CCTV cameras installed in them and the presence of a “care taker” or a security guard who ensures the main gate is always closed and the entry is restricted.

Other amenities include: presence of Safaricom home fiber internet and Zuku internet are available in most areas in Kasarani are connected to many residential flats or apartments with some including the service as a package factored in the rent. A number of good schools from pre-school to primary schools as well as day care centers can be found in Kasarani. Entertainment can also be taken care of by several night clubs found around such like Switch lounge and if are you are that indoor type of person worry not because there are many movie shops located within, you sure you can get your favorite movie or series. Other notable business around include clothes/shoes boutique, etc.

Two Bedrooms in Kasarani Mwiki
Finely finished rental two bedrooms in Kasarani -Mwiki

NB: there several downsides of Kasarani like most real estate developers do not consider putting up structures with ample parking and you may find parking your vehicle outside your flat all the time.      There also seems to lack proper planning in drainage in most areas and it can be a bit messy during the rainy season. ]

John Mugwe Jr

The author is a content creator and brand strategist for Hao Finder.

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  2. This is a great eye opener especially to those who are in the beginner working class. Really helps with the planning.

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