Kenya ranked 53 out of 100 most transparent countries in real estate worldwide

A row of houses owned by Gakuyo Real Estate in Gikono area in Mitumbiri village in Maragua constituency. [Boniface Gikandi, Standard]

Kenya has seen little improvement in the real estate transparency ranking. This is according to the 10th edition report dubbed Global Real Estate Transparency Index 2018 by Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL).

The Sub-Saharan Africa region has seen limited advancement, with improvements led by the regional hubs – Nigeria and Kenya.


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Kenya was ranked under ‘semi-transparent’ at number 53 with a score of 3.29 points out of 100 nations and 158 cities. Nigeria was ranked at position 67.

Uganda came in at position 84, Tanzania (90), Ethiopia (92) and South Africa (21).

The Kenyan ranking is an improvement after the 2012 index ranked Kenya for the first time, but in the same ‘semi-transparent’ category but at 65 out of 97 countries. “Kenya

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