Challenges Facing Construction of Affordable Decent Low Cost Housing in Turkana County
John Kiplagat Biwott1, Wanyona Githae2, Charles Kabubo3

1Mr. John Kiplagat Biwott, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, P.O. Box 30119 – 00100, Nairobi, Kenya.
2Dr. Wanyona Githae, SMARTEC, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, P.O. Box 62000 – 00200, Nairobi, Kenya.
3Eng. Charles Kabubo, SMARTEC, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and technology, P.O. Box 62000 – 00200, Nairobi, Kenya.

Manuscript received on 10 December 2016 | Revised Manuscript received on 18 December 2016 | Manuscript Published on 30 December 2016 | PP: 18-23 | Volume-6 Issue-2, December 2016 | Retrieval Number: B4779126216/16©BEIESP
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Abstract: Housing problems in developed countries are characterized by overcrowding, dilapidated structures and shared bathrooms. On the other hand, developing countries like Kenya, the problem is largely 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. Although there have been significant interventions in the effort to reverse this trend in Kenya, some counties especially in marginalized areas like Turkana County have continued to lag behind in provision of decent and affordable houses for its residents. In an effort to establish where the problem is, this study, seek to determine and describe challenges faced by different stakeholders and residents of Turkana County in their endeavor to put up decent low cost housing.
Keywords: Affordable Housing, Decent Housing and Alternative Building Technologies and Turkana County

Scope of the Article: Building Energy