Kitengela town is located 30 km from Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. The town, which is in Kajiado county, has been undergoing a property boom since 2011. Optiven real estate, a company that was awarded the overall winner and the best company in real estate 2014/2015 has been the leading developer in this county.

Kitengela town is an explosive economic and real estate hub and this is evidenced by the residential and commercial development taking place in the area. A major contribution to Kitengela’s growth is population growth in Nairobi, which has resulted in the need for housing as well as an industrial zone.

Kitengela plays host to key institutions and facilities, which have now set up base in the area. Among schools that have established campuses in the area are Kitengela International School, Acacia International Schools, Aga-Khan Hospital and Gertrude children’s hospital. Leading financial institutions among them Equity banks and KCB have also set up base in the area. Meanwhile, leading supermarket chains have also set up outlets in the town, to cater to the growing numbers of people settling in and around Kitengela. The area will also benefit a great deal from the Standard Gauge Railway line, once complete.

Kajiado County, where Kitengela is located, benefits from the presence of huge factories that have employed thousands.The cost of materials for construction is affordable, making Kitengela, and Kajiado at large, a center of real estate development.

Among projects that Optiven limited has in the larger Kajiado county are Eden Gardens, Glory Gardens, Tumaini Gardens, Dollar Point, Shekinah Gardens, Victory Gardens Phase 1, 2 and 3. Optiven is among real estate companies that have been at the forefront in matters development in the area. The company has drilled boreholes, developed roads, drifts, planted thousands of trees and helped thousands of Kenyans enjoy value added properties.

Some of the establishments in the larger Kitengela area