The Nairobi county government has tendered for lavish houses within the city’s affluent suburbs to accommodate Cuban doctors posted to the capital city.
In a notice to realtors, the county government plans to rent two fully furnished three-bedroomed houses for the two Cuban doctors for at least one year.
The houses must be fully furnished from the kitchen, sitting room to the bedrooms and will have in-house gyms and private swimming pools.
According to the notice, the houses should have “fully furnished bedroom but not limited (bedding, washing machine). Fully furnished kitchen but not limited (kitchen appliance, kitchen utensils). Fully furnished sitting room but not limited electrical appliances. Fully furnished washroom, reliable water and electricity.”
They should also have private car parks with security as per the UN standards.
Nairobi governor Mike Sonko’s administration also warned that realtors risked being penalised for giving false information regarding their properties.
The notice required realtors to provide quotations for houses located within designated UN Blue Zones, which are mostly inhabited by a high number of expatriates— including the nearly 5,000 employees of the United Nations Environmental Programme, UN-Habitat, and other international agencies.
These include the likes of Gigiri, Runda, Kilimani, Muthangari, Spring Valley, Muthaiga, Kitisuru, Westlands, Highridge, Loresho and Windsor among other posh areas.