The East African Research Fund (EARF) has funded research by SDI-Kenya to examine shelter possibilities in Nairobi, with an emphasis on low-income people. According to the findings, these groups primarily live in single-room rental flats.
In the past, shacks dominated the single-room unit market. Tenements, on the other hand, have become the future of Nairobi’s ‘low-cost’ rental housing in the last three decades. Tenements are high-rise rental buildings with an average of eight stories but sometimes as much as ten. Each floor is densely packed with multiple single-room units.