Kenyatta University (KU) and Africa Integras, a New York-based firm which invests in university infrastructure, have signed the KU student housing public private partnership (PPP) project.Africa Integras is managed by the Christie Company, which also serves as the project developer. Local partners Triad Architects, Broll Kenya Facility Managers and EPCO contractors have representation on the team.The team will build the hostel on a 20-acre piece of land in the university's main campus. The project involves the provision of housing for about 10,000 students, as per the following percentages:
The project will be developed on a built, operate and transfer (BOT) basis. The contract will have a period of 20 years and is valued at Sh5 billion (US$50 million).
According to the Economic Survey 2014, student enrolment in public universities stood at 276,349 last year, a 97 % increase from 139,770 in 2010. Kenyatta University admitted 70,006 students last year, which represented a 115 % increase from the 32,588 students it enrolled within the same four-year period.
KU offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees, and medical and law degrees through 11 campuses.