The Kitengela Expo, which opens tomorrow, seeks to interest middle-income earners and estate developers into properties spanning across the Machakos and Kajiado counties, writes ALLAN OLINGO
Mention Kitengela to anyone and depending on his or her lifestyle and stage in life two things will pop up: nyama choma and plots.
According to the director of the expo, Alex Muema more than 40 exhibitors, among them Equity Bank, Standard Chartered and Rafiki Micro Finance will participate, but they are targeting over 60 exhibitors so that the County can be served fully.
“The Kitengela Investors and Homes Expo will commence on Madaraka Day that is from June 1 until Sunday June 3 and will be sponsored by the Kenya Power, East African Portland Cement and Housing Finance,” said Muema.
The expo is an initiative to create a database of, and relation between, buyers, sellers and investors all under one roof. The three-day event that is targeted to attract over 2,000 walk in viewers daily will consist of approximately 40 exhibitors related to the property sector.
According to Muema, most people lack basic information and support to allow them to realise their dream of home ownership and development and this exhibition offers a wide variety of properties ranging from residential to commercial and even holiday homes.
Says Muema: “We expect two categories of exhibitors; those with investments in Kitengela, Athi River, Mombasa Road who will get an opportunity to showcase and advertise their products and services. There will also be exhibitors coming to market survey investment opportunities in order to gain insights into the rapidly developing county of Kajiado.
The expo will showcase property in Mlolongo, Kinanie, Athi River, Daystar, Kyumbi/Makutano, Malili, Salama, Konza IT City, Konza Town, Oltoroto, Ilpolosat, Isinya, Kisanju Kajiado, Jamii BORA Complex, Kiserian, Tuala, Sholinge, Birika and Ongata Rongai.
Themed “Exploring investment opportunities in the larger Kitengela zones, especially in real estate and related services”, the Kitengela expo targets real estate developers and managers, insurance, banking, medical, interior designers and all other service providers related to real estate.