KENSUP has the goal of improving the livelihood of 5.3 million slum dwellers in Kenya by 2020. The programme was initiated in 2001, and by 2003 a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Government of Kenya and UN-HABITAT outlining a strategy for project implementation.
Project partners include:
The implementation of the KENSUP falls under the Government of Kenya, the Local Authorities and UN-HABITAT. An Inter-Agency Steering Committee with members from each organization was set up for approval of policy decisions, giving policy direction and reporting to the Head of State. KENSUP is financially supported by UN-HABITAT and estimated cost of implementation is 884 billion Kenyan shillings (USD 13 billion).
In Nairobi, KENSUP engages in community mobilization, preparation of town development plans, improvement of physical shelter, provision of infrastructure and amenities, solid waste management, creation of income generating activities, micro finance lending, HIV/AIDS concerns, and conflict prevention.