OPEN MARKET OFFER
An Offer Not To Be Missed
A unique, really superb offer for agricultural land that is a true gem situated at the heart of Kilimambogo. This 32.5-acre property is being disposed of as business-ready, going concern complete with the infrastructure to begin managing any horticultural enterprise an investor would be keen on executing. In addition to its breath-taking 80+ metre permanent river frontage (Athi-Galana River), the property features full 5" and 4" pipage kits that cover its entire expanse. The property has fairly undulating topography covering most of its terrain with a slight downward gradient towards its river frontage and a slightly more depressed topography to the west of the compound.
The property, which features rich, dark loams has several mature banana trees and other fruit trees already planted on the compound. In addition, the farm also has the following inventory:
- Pumphouse, commercial electric pumping engine and full pipage kits for water delivery and irrigation to the entire property
- Stone-built servants quarters (up to 6 staff quarters)
- Self-contained farm manager's office and basic living quarters
- Grading/sorting sheds and farm sillage and storage sheds
- Water storage tanks (5000L)
In addition, the property's sale includes a complete geological survey for the construction/development of a borehole for additional water output to the property.
The property has two sections of power lines running through it with standard provision for wayleaves included on its distribution and therefore has additional acreage making it marginally larger than what is designated for sale.
It currently produces approximately 14000 bales of hay (Boma Rhodes) per annum.
Kilimambogo is one of the oldest land settlement schemes that were administered through joint land-ownership cooperatives in Kenya. The area straddles both Kiambu and Machakos Counties with the demarcation of the county boundaries marked by the main bridge crossing over the Athi Galana River. The economic mainstay here is agriculture, primarily the vast pineapple plantations that dot its landscape right from the Thika-Garissa Highway onwards toward where the road approaches Kisukioni in Machakos County. This was also once upon a time, coffee country with large tracts of land under the crop until the early-nineties when the popularity of the crop began to wane due to poor crop prices and the mismanagement of the cooperative farms that grew the crop. The main landowners during the early settlement days were the Muka Mukuu Farmers Cooperative and Kayatta Farmers Cooperatives with several colonial family interests that eventually moved on. Today the land is mostly fractured into smallholder farms. The wide 12-metre road that connects Kilimambogo to Kisukioni and onward to Tala is currently being tarmacked from Tala and will eventually open up a faster trade and development route in the region, providing faster access to areas like Tala, Kangundo, Nguluni, Joska, Malaa, Mitaboni, Machakos Town and onward. This portends much quicker appreciation in land values for this region which will also eventually see more commercial activity taking up presence in the area.