The government of Kenya, through the Treasury, has given green light to six universities to develop student accommodation projects through PPPs.
In total the projects will provide accommodation to more than 60,000 students. The universities are the following:
JKUAT has plans to develop a 20,000-capacity undergraduate hostel which will be located at its Juja campus. The plans also include the development of a 1,000 graduate students accommodation, 50 lecturer guest houses, a 4,600-capacity lecture building and a 7,000-capacity tuition block in its Westlands campus.
South Eastern Kenya University has plans to develop a hostel for 7,000 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students as well as a mess next to its main campus, a mess next to the hostel and entertainment rooms.
Maseno University has plans to develop a student village in its main campus, which will accommodate 10,000 students. The plans also includes the construction of a commercial services area with shops, restaurants, eateries, document services, banks and an anchor retail outlet.
Egerton University has plans to develop a hostel for 5,120 undergraduate and 1,000 postgraduate and in-service students.
Embu University College has plans to develop a multi-block hostel complex that will cater for the accommodation of approx. 3,840 undergraduate students and 200 postgraduate students.
Kenya School of Government has plans to develop a 400 self-contained single room occupancy hostel & conference centre complex at the Embu campus.
Most of the projects will be developed on a design, build, finance, operate (DBFOT) and transfer basis.