Select houses that were previously owned by European settlers in Trans-Nzoia County, Kenya, are to be transformed into tourist attraction centres.

The county government has embarked on a one-year project to convert old European settler farmhouses into tourist attractions, at a cost of Sh300 million (€2.56m), reports Gerald Bwisa from The Daily Nation.

After five years the project is expected to boost revenue streams through tourism earnings, while promoting environmental conservation, providing a ready market for local farm produce, and stimulating further job opportunities in the county.

According to Aggrey Chemonges, Tourism Minister for Trans-Nzoia County, six houses that were built in Europeans in the 1920s have already been identified, and will undergo a facelift.

The six identified homes are located across the county in Saboti, at the foot of Mt Elgon at Cherangany Hills, along Kitale-Eldoret Road, Endebess Sub-County, Chepchoina and Kiptogot forest.

Chemonges said that talks are underway between the home owners and the county government, in order to support them and reach out to prospective investors in the tourism sector, reports The Daily Nation.