Written By Mary Mumbua 📝
The University of Nairobi plans to build a 4,000 bed capacity hostel under the public-private partnership (PPP) model.
According to Philippe Valahu the CEO of Private Infrastructure Development Group Limited, a new hostel will be built at the main campus with capacity of 2,000 beds and others at Chirono and Kenyatta each with a capacity of 1,000 beds under the UoN Purpose-Built Student Accomondation project.
“The proposed project is, therefore, expected to enhance UoN’s student accommodation capacity with an additional 4,000 beds,”said Valahu.
Valahu also stated that a feasibility study will be conducted through a transaction advisor, and if confirmed feasible for delivery via the PPP mode, the necessary support to the contracting authority will be provided.
Kenya’s premier university currently has a total capacity of 9,863 beds across eight campuses, with 5,386 beds for males, 3,346 beds for females, and 1,131 beds in mixed-use hostels.