A Study of Challenges Facing Construction of Affordable Decent Low-Cost Housing in Turkana County

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dc.contributor.author Biwott, John Kiplagat
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-30T09:10:00Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-30T09:10:00Z
dc.date.issued 2019-01-30
dc.identifier.citation BiwottJK2019 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4874
dc.description Master of Science in Construction Engineering and Management en_US
dc.description.abstract Whereas housing problems in developed countries are characterised by overcrowding, dilapidated structures and shared bathrooms, developing countries like Kenya, the problem is complicated by lack of serviced land, lack of access to housing finances, rigid legal framework and over dependence on non-local construction materials, techniques and technologies. The objectives of the study were to find out challenges facing construction of low cost decent housing in Turkana, assess the impact of the challenges in the provision of low cost decent housing in Turkana County and suggest a housing policy agenda that addresses the challenges identified in the provision of low cost decent housing in Turkana County. Descriptive research design was adopted for this study, where the targeted population was all 123,192 households in Turkana County. The sample size comprised of 382 households. The sample was identified using stratified random sampling technique and structured questionnaires were used to collect data from the households in six administrative sub-counties of Turkana County. Qualitative data was analysed using content analysis based on analysis of meanings and implications emanating from respondents’ information and documented data and is presented in discussions thereof. For quantitative data, simple descriptive statistics were used to analyze data by way of frequency counts is presented in tables, frequencies and percentages. The study established that the key challenges facing provision of low cost housing and which also affects their quality were attributed to low income levels, regulatory framework, unfriendly land tenure, availability of materials, poor infrastructure, security and lack of government incentives. The study recommends that Turkana County Government spearhead development and implementation of a tailor-made housing policy in partnership with other stakeholders geared towards addressing the housing challenges identified. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Dr. Wanyona Githae, PhD JKUAT, Kenya Dr. Eng. Charles Kabubo, PhD JKUAT, Kenya en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher JKUAT-COETEC en_US
dc.subject Low-Cost Housing in Turkana County en_US
dc.subject Construction en_US
dc.subject Challenges en_US
dc.title A Study of Challenges Facing Construction of Affordable Decent Low-Cost Housing in Turkana County en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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