Experience floods prevention houses in Kenyan Real Estate property. PHOTO /CORRESPONDENT


By Vera Shawiza

Superior Homes Kenya PLC, the developers of Greenpark Estate, have

completed the construction of a Ksh15 million flood protection wall to

mitigate any water overflow from the Stoni Athi River as was witnessed

in 2018 when it affected eight of the houses in the expansive estate.

Superior Homes Chief Executive Shiv Arora explained that although the

incident in 2018 was not the fault of the developer and has never

happened again, they have taken it upon themselves to invest in the

wall that will ensure it never happens again. The Stoney Athi River

flooding was as a result of the then construction works of Mombasa Road

Bridge by a construction company that left scaffolds in the river

thereby blocking the river’s path.

“Out of 500 houses that sit on 163 acres estate, only 8 houses were

affected by the unusual 2018 floods. We have not experienced similar

heavy rains and obstruction of the natural flow since then. The

construction of the flood protection wall serves as a firm assurance

that nothing like that will ever happen again,” said Shiv Arora adding

that the wall was also a mitigation measure recommended by hydrological


The wall built 30 meters away from Stoney Athi River comes after the

court ruling in 2018 which affirmed that Greenpark Estate is not on

riparian reserve, and is in line with the Water Resources Management


Superior Homes is currently completing cluster 5 of the Greenpark

Estate comprising of 164 units – a mix semi-detached maisonettes,

bungalows and villas. The developer plans to break ground a Ksh350

million commercial center to serve the growing community in the Athi

River area and travellers along the Nairobi Mombasa Highway currently

under expansion.

Superior Homes Kenya PLC is a real estate developer who prides at being

the pioneer of the open-plan gated community concept in East Africa.

The company has constructed four developments namely, Greenpark,

Fadhili elderly homes, Pazuri holiday homes in Vipingo and Lake

Elementaita Mountain Lodge.

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