Urbanization is transforming human settlement patterns in Kenya. Cities and towns are rapidly growing, which creates opportunities and challenges in equal measure. Several investments have been undertaken to address these challenges and ensure growth, socio-economic development and environmental sustainability are achieved in equal measure.
The Kenya Municipal Programme (KMP) was a recent investment in the urban sector. It was funded mainly by a World Bank loan, and implemented by the national government. The KMP aimed to address issues of infrastructure development, institutional capacity and urban planning in Kenya’s major municipalities.
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