Monday, July 13

Lady Luck smiles on Bahati Ridge Homeowners

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Bahati means luck in Swahili, and that’s what the homeowners on a 90-acre land will get. Originally a coffee estate that the chairman of the project, Mr. Joseph Kibe, bought in 1974 and later transformed into a horticultural farm growing French beans, the housing project will be home to 337 families on completion.

Housing Minister, Hon. Soita Shitanda, Hon. Peter Kenneth, Gatanga MP and assistant minister ministry of Planning and Vision 2030 (centre) with the chairman Bahati Ridge, Mr. Joseph Kibe during the project launch.

Designed to run in four phases, this is one of the biggest private sector initiatives that fully captures the aspirations of the government’s Vision 2030. The consortia undertaking the project include Lee Karuri, a Nairobi-based architect and director, Dimensions Architects & Interior Designers who are confident that the project will be completed on schedule and within cost and have set strict timelines to deliver.

“For those keen to invest in secure, serene homes complete with all amenities within reach, this is it,” said Mr. Gilbert Kibe, Managing Director, Bahati Ridge. Epco Builders, a reputable company that has successfully completed over 150 major construction projects in the region since 1977, is undertaking the construction work.

Launching the Project recently at the National Museums of Kenya auditorium Soita Shitanda, Minister for Housing, said it will be Thika town’s premier gated community. “This project is designed for a broad spectrum of people and will not only help decongest Thika Road but is a model development that needs to be emulated elsewhere,’’ said the minister.

With the project, the benefits of Thika superhighway, East Africa’s model road construction project, have started to emerge. The houses featuring townhouses, villas and bungalows will have a price range of between Sh9 million to Sh15.5million.

A quick glimpse of the interior designs of one of the house categories, Osotua Villas, reveals a meticulously well thought-out plan. A spacious ground floor foyer leads to a guest bedroom, a dining area, a kitchen and an optional attic/study room on the top floor. It also opens up into a lounge with a fireplace that overlooks a terrace where you and your family can enjoy the natural scenery with fresh air and occasional weaverbirds singing. On the first floor you can rest in the privacy of three bedrooms, all ensuite!

To secure the gated community, nothing has been left to chance. The developers have made provision for a police post to enforce 24-hour police patrols.

“Bahati Ridge is an environmentally friendly project that will have a water treatment recycling plant, a rain water harvesting capability and all the houses will be fitted with solar equipment to help supplement the family’s energy requirements,” said Ms Margaret Kibe, the project’s marketing and communications director.

The lead financier and mortgage provider for the project is Commercial Bank of Africa. Other mortgage providers include Housing Finance, Kenya Commercial Bank, S&L mortgages, CFC Stanbic Bank and Family Bank.

The housing project, whose foundation stone was laid in June this year, will incorporate all essential social amenities including an ultra-modern shopping mall complete with a supermarket, restaurants and cafes. It will have an educational centre, medical centre, boutiques, wellness centre, clubhouse and pavilion.

For Sales enquiries Contact:
Margaret W. Kibe
Marketing & Communications Director
Bahati Ridge Development
Tel: 020-8155380/0717049644


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