President William Ruto launched the proposed Kibera Soweto East Zone B Social Housing Project in Lang’ata.

The project that was launched on Tuesday will allow low-income earners to pay as low as Sh2,400 a month for a one-bedroom apartment under the tenant purchase scheme.

The two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments will go for Sh4,600 and Sh6,500 a month, respectively.

It will attract a 3 per cent interest rate.

President William Ruto said the shift in the delivery model for social housing will relieve ordinary Kenyans of the burden of owning a house.

“It also enables us to open up our economy and use housing to drive sustainable development,” Ruto said.

According to the president, such projects will hasten slum upgrading in the country and the Kibera Soweto B will construct 4,054 units.

The president opined such projects will open up the economy and drive the country's growth.

"We believe this will help upgrade slums, open up the economy and drive our growth," he said.

He added his administration wanted all Kenyans to live a dignified life.

“We want all Kenyans to live a dignified life,” he noted.