By Wangeci Kanyeki

Hidden off Mombasa Road, about 50 metres behind Panari Hotel, lies Eagles Plain — a breathtaking residential housing estate. It is in close proximity to the city centre and industrial area in a mixed zone and on the way to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

According to the architect, Andrew Kimani of FNDA Architecture, the estate is erected on a 28-acre plot that holds 307 units.

The single-storied houses have four spacious bedrooms with three bathrooms and a master ensuite. They also have a lounge, dining area, fitted kitchen with a pantry and a detached servant’s quarter.

The houses are being sold at Sh11 million up from the initial price of Sh6m. Those who want to rent will have to part with Sh50,000 or more every month.

Classic affair

Surrounding commercial centres like Capital Centre, Panari Sky Centre, Nakumatt Hyper, Nakumatt Embakasi and Metro-Stores along Nairobi-Mombasa Highway caters for major shopping.

Sections of Eagle Estate. Notice the cabro driveways. [PHOTOS: JENIPHER WACHIE/STANDARD]

There is a small shop within the estate for fast moving commodities like milk and bread. Plans are in place to build a commercial centre within the estate.

Each house sits on a 24 by 10 metre space and has cabro worked driveways and a back and front yard. The gated estate has concrete block paving and well-lit landscaped pedestrian walkways. It also enjoys a 24-hour security, which is reinforced by a police post right outside the gate.

Accessing the estate, however, is a challenge and many residents are forced to use a small footpath from Mombasa Road via Nakumatt godown. When it rains it becomes impassable. The main entrance is either through Road C off Enterprise Road or Road C off Likoni Link Road just before Parkside Towers on Mombasa Road. The residents are waiting for the completion of Enterprise Road which begun in 2008 but has since stalled.











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