Management of of semi-public, private and public housing estates in Nairobi Case study: Kenya pipeline company, Kenya Breweries limited and Ministry of public works
Kioni, Jeremiah N
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This thesis is an attempt to impress on institutions owning housing estates for their employees the importance of good estate management practices not only for preservation of the already inadequate national housing stock, but also in ensuring maximum housing satisfaction to the estate dwellers. It points out the inadequacy of the current estate management practices and techniques In the use in the institutions. To achieve this the report examines the estate management practices in use in other countries as prescribed by various authors. Kenya Pipeline Company, Kenya Breweries Limited and Ministry of Public Works are the case studies chosen to enable detailed examination and better understanding of the estate management practices in use and their effects on the estate dwellers. The case studies have been grouped together in one chapter for convenience but each one could be regarded as a chapter in its own right. The institutions portray unique problems in their day-today estate management. The data and information for these case studies was collected between September 1989 and February 1990, . mainly through recorded information, interviews and field observation. Information from Kenya Pipeline Company and Ministry of Public Works revealed that estate management in the institutions is disjointed and suffers-from technical, managerial and low priority problems. Poor coordination between and among participants was also evident. Procedures are constrained by bureaucracy and shortage of facilities. In the main, the results showed that, not only are the estate management functions undeveloped but also the attention given to estate management is inadequate with the result that housing estates are poorly managed to the detriment of both the employer and the employee. The study recommendations aim at assisting the institutions to establish procedures which will enable them provide satisfactory residential conditions to the estates inhabitants.
Faculty of Architecture, Design and Development, University of Nairobi
Master of Arts (Housing Administration)