The name Nairobi is deduced from the phrase Enkare Nyirobi which means “the place of cool waters”. However, Nairobi is popularly called “Green City in the Sun”. The people of Nairobi are referred to as Nairobians, it is the capital of Kenya and also the largest city in Kenya. According to 2011 estimated population, the city consists of about 3.36 million which makes it the second-largest city by population in the African Great Lakes region after Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Currently, it is one of the well-strategised cities both politically and financially in Africa and has continued to contribute immensely to the well being and development of the continent of Africa. Let’s take a look at some of the incredible photos of Nairobi you would mistake for London.
30+ Amazing Pictures that Reminds You How Beautiful Nairobi is
Nairobi Law Court
Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB Group)
The financial services holding company’s build is one the skyscraper builds that made the city of Nairobi look like London.
The International House, Nairobi
Another remarkable skyscraper is the International House at Mama Ngina Street. The building is a property management company that owns and manages its own portfolio of property. It was originally built by Queensway Development Corporation (a Canadian Company)
The Times Tower, Nairobi
The Times Tower, also known as the New Central Bank Tower is the second tallest building in Kenya at 140 metres (459 feet). Built to withstand earthquake, the Times Tower, standing in Nairobi has 38 floors, a 7-storey banking complex, an 11-split storey car park, and 10 elevators.
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The city of Nairobi has a mixture of cultures, in this city, you’ll find African, Asian, European, and Middle Eastern cultures. Nairobi has a modern city centre, some beautiful suburbs, and we can’t also deny the fact that it houses one of Africa’s largest slum, all these put together makes the capital of Kenya a wonderful place to behold. Since independence, the city has continued to grow at an alarming rate that you might even mistake it for London when you come across images from there. As the ‘Green city in the sun’, it has what it takes to make a beautiful scenery for viewing, photography and filming, that is Nairobi, the city that dwells in the sun. Let’s take a closer look at more of the beautiful sites you can find in the city of Nairobi.
Here Are More Pictures To Convince You That Nairobi is A beautiful City
Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), Nairobi
The statue of Jomo Kenyatta, the first President of Kenya seems close to the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), formerly the Kenyatta International Conference Centre, located in the City Square. The 28-story building is a crucial address for a number of Government offices as well as an internationally renowned venue for conferences, meetings, exhibitions and special events within walking distance of several five-star hotels. KICC use to be the tallest structure in Nairobi up until the mid-2000s when the construction of the Times Tower, home of the Kenya Revenue Authority, was completed.
The Village Market, Nairobi
Above is the streamlike waterfall inside the Village Market, a large shopping, recreation and entertainment complex in Nairobi. Located in the Gigiri residential area which is about 6 miles (9.7 km) from the city centre on Limuru Road, the Village Market also accommodates over 150 stores outlets covering 210,000 square feet (20,000 m2) of retail space, 20,000 square feet (1,900 m2) square feet of office space.
The Central Business District, Nairobi
Nairobi city grew around the Central Business District. The building takes a rectangular shape, around the Uhuru Highway, Haille Selasse Avenue, Moi Avenue and University Way. It also includes many of Nairobi’s important buildings, including the City Hall and Parliament Building.
Another skyscraper building in the metropolitan city is the I&M Bank Tower. Completed in 2001, the tower is the headquarter for I&M Banking Limited, located on Kenyatta Avenue, in Nairobi’s central business district.
The Nairobi Law Courts situated at the City Square.
The National Centre Building, Nairobi
Behind the Cameo building is National Centre at Kimathi street. The 272 ft house is completed in 1997 to function as offices as well as shops. The form of the building consists of a tall colonnade at street level with a podium of ten floors topped by two cylindrical towers of another seven floors, making it a total of a 17-storey structure.