Kelvin Laichena

The process of architectural visualization and rendering

The process of architectural visualization and rendering is an essential part of the design and planning process for any building or structure. Whether it’s a new construction project, a renovation, or an existing building, the ability to create realistic or stylized representations of the design helps clients, investors, and other stakeholders understand and visualize the …

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15 most popular architectural landmarks in Kenya

1. The Nairobi National MuseumLocated in the heart of Nairobi, the Nairobi National Museum is a popular destination for both tourists and locals alike. The museum is home to a wide range of exhibits, including artifacts from Kenya’s rich cultural history, natural history exhibits, and contemporary art. The museum’s modernist architecture, which was designed by …

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Construction process in Kenya. An Image showing construction of a house ongoing by Space Consult

Construction Process in Kenya

The construction process in Kenya involves a number of steps and parties, and requires careful planning and management to ensure that projects are completed on time, within budget, and to the required standards. The process begins with the planning and design phase, where the scope and objectives of the project are defined, and detailed plans and designs are developed. This is followed by the procurement and tendering phase, where materials and labor are procured, and contracts are awarded to contractors and suppliers. The construction phase involves the on-site execution of the plans and designs, and is managed by the contractors and construction management team. Finally, the completion and handover phase involves conducting final inspections, and transferring ownership of the completed project to the client or owner. Key considerations in the construction process in Kenya include building codes and regulations, health and safety, environmental impact, and community engagement.

Kenyas new curriculum 2-6-6-3


Historical records from the travels of John Ludwig Krapf and Johannes Rebmann reveals that Kenyans had access to education as far back as 1728, with a Swahili manuscript Utendi wa Tambuka (Book of Heraclius) attesting to the fact. The C.M.S. missionaries interacted with locals in the coastl town of Mombasa and set up one of the earliest mission schools in the country at Rabai in 1846. Before independence, elementary education was based on the colonial system of education. In 1967, Kenya formed the East African Community with Uganda and Tanzania. The three countries adopted a the same system of education, the 7-4-2-3, which consisted of 7 years of primary education, four years of secondary education, two years of high school and 3 to 5 years of university education.
With the collapse of the East African community in 1977, Kenya continued with the same education system until the year 1985, when the 8-4-4 system was introduced, which adopted eight years of primary education, four years of secondary education and four years of university education except for speacilized courses which took up to 5 years of university education. Before joining primary school, student aged between 3-6 years must attend pre-primary for one to two years. Primary education is
universal, free and compulsory and usually caters for student ages 6 to 14. A major goal of primary school education is to develop self-expression, self-discipline and self-reliance while at the same time providing a rounded education experience. Secondary education begins around the age of fourteen and lasts for four years. Secondary school education, especially in public schools,s is subsidized by the government, with the government paying tuition fees for students attending public secondary school. The roots of higher education in Kenya started in 1956, with the founding of Nairobi’s Royal Technical College, a school that would in 1970 become the country’s first university –The University of Nairobi.