Established at the beginning of 2017, the aim of the KPDA Affordable Housing Task Force is to clearly demonstrate what the private sector can do and propose ways in which the government (and its relevant agencies) can be engaged to bridge the housing gap in Kenya.
Task Force Members:
1. Zoravar Singh – iJenga Ventures Ltd (Chair)
2. Palkesh Shah – Chigwell Holdings Ltd
3. Mucai Kunyiha – Kzanaka Ltd
4. Hamish Govani – Lantana Homes Ltd
5. Ravi Kohli – Karibu Homes
6. Caroline Kihara – KCB
7. James Mwangi – State Department for Housing and Urban Development
8. David Gatimu – Town and County Planners Association of Kenya (TCPAK)
The Public Policy and Advocacy Committee is committed to ensuring that KPDA impacts the industry through engagement on policy issues and becomes the most reputable body for the advocacy of real estate issues. This committee is embraced closely to the KEPSA Lands, Physical Planning and Housing Sector Board.
1. Ensures that KPDA enhances the business environment that KPDA members are operating in;
2. Engaged in increased advocacy for issues facing members;
3. Ensures focused engagement with policy makers;
4. Ensures increased knowledge on priority areas of advocacy and best approaches;
5. Facilitates increased dissemination of research findings and KPDA’s main areas of focus;
6. Facilitates increased capacity of KPDA to conduct impactful advocacy by increased engagement with like minded organizations, associations and institutions.
1. Gikonyo Gitonga – Axis Real Estate Ltd (Committee Convenor)
2. Adnan Khan – Anjarwalla and Khanna Advocates
3. Esther Omulele – MMC Africa Law
4. Azmeena Bhanji – PDM (Kenya) Ltd
5. Palkesh Shah – Chigwell Holdings Ltd
6. Anne Muchiri – Rozanna Properties Ltd
7. Amarjit Virdi – Questworks
8. Ravi Kohli – Karibu Homes
9. Peris Karanja – Karanja Njenga Advocates
10. Alex Waiharo – Jabez Properties
11. Catherine Kariuki – Land Development and Governance Institute (LDGI)
12. Mairura Omwenga – Town and County Planners Association of Kenya (TCPAK)
The committee has also subdivided itself into the Advocacy Working Group who work on focused advocacy areas:
1. To facilitate KPDA’s engagement with National Government bodies;
2. Ensure effective engagement with various County Governments to enhance the business environment that KPDA members work;
3. Ensure close and focused engagement with regulatory bodies that KPDA members interact with in their day to day business operations.
1. Alex Waiharo (Group Leader)
2. Faith Mwaura – RE/MAX Heritage
3. Faith Kanaga – Kanaga and Associates
4. Stanley Kariuki Maina – Mlima Construction Company Ltd
The main aim of the Membership and Outreach Committee is to develop KPDA to be the most relevant association for property developers and other players in the real estate sector. This committee supports the secretariat by maintaining active members by organizing vibrant and active activities and events as well as increasing membership numbers.
1. Enhance value and service to members through increased networking and opportunities for members;
2. Facilitate increased diversity (amongst members) and increased number of members;
3. Organize increased training opportunities for members;
4. Enhance brand visibility, authority and respectability of KPDA through increased number of industry players and members of the public aware of and well informed about KPDA;
5. Ensure increased number of industry players, clients and members of the public looking up to KPDA for leadership and guidance;
6. Ensure KPDA members are differentiated in the market as superior developers;
7. Build a national footprint for KPDA.
1. Ken Luusa – Acorn Management Services Ltd (Committee Convenor)
2. Gikonyo Gitonga – Axis Real Estate Ltd
3. Caroline Kihara – KCB Group
4. Palkesh Shah – Chigwell Holdings Ltd
5. Caroline Karugu – Anjarwalla and Khanna Advocates
6. Ravi Kohli – Karibu Homes
7. Doreen Onwong’a – KN Law LLP
It is the mandate of this committee to develop structures that will ensure financial sustainability, operational capacity and facilitate realization of KPDA’s mission and vision.
1. Enhanced financial capacity and stability through ensuring growth in internal income and increased co-operation with other like-minded organizations;
2. Increased capacity to drive and sustain growth by establishing and maintaining strengthened structure and systems within the association;
3. Ensuring the secretariat has adequate HR capacity.
1. Hamish Govani (Committee Convener)
2. Caroline Kihara
3. Palkesh Shah
4. Ken Luusa
5. Mucai Kunyiha
6. Elizabeth Waiyego