The Malaysian Minister for Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Hon. Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan today, 18th April, 2015 visited KOTO Housing Kenya to check on the progress KOTO has made since inception. KOTO’s parent factory is in Malaysia with the name IRIS.  The Minister was escorted by the High Commissioner to Kenya, H.E. Mr. Ismail Salam and his entourage.   

He was taken through the KOTO factory and later visited the KOTO Sample House located in the office compound at Mlolongo.

“KOTO Housing Kenya is doing better coating of the panel than Malaysians. We really need to borrow from Kenya and adapt the coating as this would greatly improve our houses,” he said as he was being taken through the paces at the KOTO factory.

Hon. Datuk was equally impressed by the speed at which KOTO Housing Kenya completed the construction of the KOTO factory and the magnitude the factory can produce not only in a day but a month beating the production of the same in Malaysia. He reiterated the fact that the housing deficit in Malaysia was almost being eliminated due to the adoption of alternative building technologies, with KOTO building system being the most preferred.

Hon. Datuk remained confident that KOTO would easily help bridge the housing deficit in Kenya having seen the same in his country. He expressed that the speed, aesthetics and affordability of the KOTO House had lured him into selecting his retirement home.  

“My retirement home will definitely be constructed using this technology,” he said as he pointed to KOTO Housing Kenya’s Kilimanjaro house design.

Hon. Datuk said his government remained upbeat in building good relations with Kenya in business, trade and in reducing the housing deficit.  

KOTO Housing Kenya, through the C.E.O, Moses Nderitu was grateful for the visit and appreciated the time taken by the Minister and his entourage to visit KOTO Housing Kenya and for the positive remarks expressed by the Minister.

Click here for pictures from the visit.