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Northlands: The Kenyatta Family Constructs Private Airport On Their Ksh500 Billion City 

  • The Kenyatta family airstrip has been marked as a domestic airport
  • The runway and a hanger can be viewed on google satellite

The Kenyatta’s easily rank among the-if not-the richest families in Kenya. One of their flagship projects, the Ksh500 billion Northlands City, attest to this. 

Sitting on 11,576 acres of prime land, the city will be a mixture of low-to-high income residential areas, schools, agriculture zone, commercial space, an industrial area and a central business district. 

As reported on this blog, the Eastern Bypass had to be expanded to accommodate the expected number of vehicles heading to the city,

“……. the proposed development will ultimately house a population of 250,000 people. It is projected that this population will generate up to 30,000 vehicles per day on to Eastern Bypass and 27,000 vehicles per day on Thika Road”

Runway

The self sustaining city has a runway complete with a hanger. The runway is marked as Northland Aerodrome on Google satellites and can be viewed at coordinates  1°11’29″S   36°58’42″E.

Private planes and jets can land and take-off from the airstrip described as a domestic airport.

It is not yet clear if the airport will be used by residents of the city. 

Northlands City Housing Plan

It is not yet clear if the airport will be used by residents of the city. 

The land has been segmented into low and high density housing. 3,750 acres have been earmarked for low density housing while 306 acres will be for high density housing.

130 acres has been set aside for medium-density residential housing. 

Low density housing segment will have a total of 601 villas and 1,320 townhouses. 

The medium density zone will have 670 townhouses and 368 housing units in blocks of flats.

Brookside, the largest milk processor in East Africa, occupies 65 acres of land in the city. Gicheha farm, a supplier of Brookside milk, is also located in the vast piece of land.

An open recreational space of 1697 acres has been set aside and another 5156 acres will be dedicated to wildlife conservancy.