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Lottery will be used to determine who gets a house — PS Charles Hinga

By Vincent Kejitan | Apr 24th 2019 | 2 min read

Housing Principal Secretary Charles Hinga on Tuesday revealed that a lottery will be used to determine Kenyans who will own houses under the affordable housing project.

Speaking during an interview on Citizen TV, Hinga stated that Kenyans have to start contributing before they are given houses and various factors shall be considered to determine one’s eligibility.

“One has to register and start contributing before a house is allocated to them. A lottery system will be used to determine who gets a house.

“All the parts are in place. By 2022, we will have done the 500,000 houses if not more,” he said.

The PS further added that Kenyans should have seen this coming as it was part of the Jubilee Party manifesto and NASA had a similar plan too.

“The fact that the Jubilee government was elected, people knew that it had promised in its manifesto housing through a public-private partnership (PPP) system.

“Every Kenyan has a right to decent housing. The question we should be debating now is how to fund that right,” he remarked.

This did not go down well with Kenyans who strongly opposed the new plan especially since there is no guarantee that one will get a house.

Others raised issue with the forceful manner in which the housing levy was implemented, including the penalties if you do not comply.

Muslimah: I feel for the PS haki. Being forced to defend a scheme that's a flop by using too many words to say so little about nothing.

We the people: Can someone slap for me this donkey! You force someone to pay EVERY MONTH, then use a betting system aka lottery to determine whether this person gets a house or not.

Harry Mghanga: At least na gambling unawekelea pesa when you feel like.

Kolielng'ot Max: So it turns you build 10 houses for 100 people! Halafu maisha kochokocho mtaani. Keep your fingers crossed hoping that you may win house in jubilee raffle eh?

Kenneth Chepsigor: This is outrageous!

Laban Wahome: And the way im always unlucky when it comes to betting

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