The news website dedicated to covering stories in the wider Eastlands, Nairobi is launching today.
Umojanews.com will cover human interest stories under the following categories News, Politics, Business and will also cover historical facts about Umoja and its environs.
Businesses will get a chance to also advertise on the platform.
Umoja News will also showcase videos, documenting Umoja and surroundings.
Why Umoja News?
Umoja Estate has a lot of new stories that can be covered everyday.
There are also a thriving business community in and around Umoja that needs to be showcased to the whole of Nairobi.
Umoja is a hub of business that needs to be tapped to attract Nairobians to come to this sides to enjoy what we have to offer”, said the editor of Umoja News.
He added, “People from outside have heard negative stories about Umoja becuase that’s what the mainstream media does report only. Umoja News seeks to change that”.
Residents that reporters of Umoja News spoke to, welcomed the move.
Umoja is a metropolitan estate founded by the Nairobi City Commission in the 1970s mainly to provide housing for the growing urban population,
Since then, Umoja Estate has grown to be one of Nairobi’s densely populated residential areas.
The estate whose name means unity, is located within the Embakasi Constituency (now embakasi West). Houses within Umoja Estate, or Umo as popularly referred, consists of a standard four-bedroom bungalow design and four storey apartments in various courts.
Many of the houses were at the beginning owner-occupied, but this has shifted as most resorted to letting them out. Others demolished the houses and built flats. The average asking rental price is about Sh20,000 per month for the standalone houses. The servant’s quarters go for about Sh5,000. One bedroom apartments are about Sh10,000 and Sh15,000 for two bedroom apartments.
Umoja can be accessed from the Nairobi Central Business District either through Jogoo Road and Outer Ring Road, or through Buruburu and the newly constructed Mutindwa Road. The estate is served by matatus number 19, 35 and 60. Taxis from the city centre will charge you Sh1,500, but from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will part with about Sh2,500.
Umoja is also within the reach of several large supermarkets in Buruburu and Donholm. Various hospitals also serve residents of Umoja, i.e. Gertrude’s Garden Children’s Hospital at Donholm, the Wentworth Hospital, the Aga Khan Medical Centre and Mater Hospital in Buruburu. It’s also closer to a public hospital, the Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital in Kayole.
The Buruburu Police Station and the Kayole Police Post serve this estate.
Covering news about Eastlands especially Umoja, Kayole and Buruburu estates