President Uhuru Kenyatta’s family has finally started construction of a Sh500 billion city at their land located in Kahawa Sukari area, along the Thika Super Highway.

The President’s family had last year applied for approvals from relevant government authorities to build a mixed use development on the 11,000-acre ranch that currently hosts Brookside Dairy and Peponi schools (also owned by the same family).

A spot check by Pulselive.co.ke showed that Northlands City has now moved into a reality with the famous Peponi gate being replaced by a new sign board marked “Northlands”.

The rugged road entering the vast farm has also been freshly carpeted in preparation for the ambitious project that will be home the largest real estate development in the country.

Estimated to host 250,000 people, Northlands City has 3,570 acres set aside for residential housing including low density residential (3,134 acres), high density residential (306 acres) and medium density residential (130 acres).

The medium residential area will have 670 town houses and 368 housing units in flats while the low density area is reserved for 601 villas and 1,320 townhouses.

Northlands will also have a high-density residential area on which blocks of flats having 6,980 housing units and 3,100 townhouses will be built.

On the other hand, 390 acres have been set aside for a business district, including 33 acres for a mall/hotel and two acres for a clubhouse. Another 695 acres will be used as an industrial park.