for this period is 24 C (75 F).
There are two rainy seasons, but rainfa
are lower income areas close to these affluent suburbs. The city's colonial past is commemorated by
many English place-names. Most lower-middle and upper middle income neighbourho
organisations have their regional headquarters in Nairobi. These
include the BBC, CNN, Agence FrancePresse, Reuters, Deutsche Welle, and the Associated Press. The
East African bureau of CNBC Africa is located in Nairobi's city
centre, while the Nairobi bu
ebury, Healdtown, and Fort Hare: 193440
Photograph of Mandela, taken circa 1937
Intending to gain skills needed to become a privy councillor for the
Thembu royal house, in 1933 Mandela began his secondary
education atClarkebury Methodist High School, Engc
Also, a debate is underway in government for a plan to add a
second runway at the airport. However, this idea has not yet been
ratified and approved by the Cabinet of the Kenya government.
Wilson Airport is a smaller and busy general aviation airport,
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4. ^ "Nyayo National Stadium Facilities".
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. Art galleries in Nairobi include the Rahimtulla Museum
Nairobi is the centre of Kenya's music scene. Benga is a Kenyan
genre which was developed in Nairobi. The style is a fusion
of jazz and Luo music forms. Mugithi is another popular genr
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cities of Kampala
to New Apartment by the Kenyan Ministry of housing and United
The Nairobi province differs in several ways from other Kenyan
regions. The county is entirely urban. It has only one local
council, Nairobi City Council. Nair
in the city is
The Catholic University of Eastern
Africa located in Langata suburb, obtained
its "Letter of Interim Authority" in 1989.
Following negotiations between the Authority
of the Graduate School of Theology and the
Commission for High
The Kibera slum in Nairobi (with an estimated population of at
least 500,000 to over 1,000,000 people) was thought to be
Africa's second largest slum. However, recent census results
have shown that Kibera is indeed much smaller than originally
during the nineteenth century. The expanse of the British
Empire allowed these rules of football to spread to areas of British
influence outside of the directly controlled Empire. By the end of
the nineteenth century, distinct regional codes were
of Modern Art (Ramoma), the Mizizi Arts Centre, and the Nairobi
Places of interest
Florida Discothque (demolished)
Oloo's Children Center in Kibera Slum
Nairobi National Park
Nairobi National Museum
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y. It features many of Nairobi's important buildings, including the City Hall and Parliament Building. The
city square is also located within the perimeter.
Most of the skyscrapers in this region are the headquarters of businesses and corporations, such a
Africa started in Nairobi. Acts that have performed in Nairobi
include Lost Boyz, Wyclef Jean, Shaggy, Akon, Eve, T.O.K, Sean
Paul, Wayne Wonder, Alaine, Konshens, Ja Rule, and Morgan
Heritage, and Cabo Snoop. Other international musicians who
Kenya has signed a bilateral agreement with Uganda to facilitate
joint development of the Mombasa-Malaba-Kampala standard
gauge railway. A branch line will also be extended to Kisumu.
Similarly, Kenya signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the
of transport. They park outside most hotels, at taxi ranks in the
city centre, and at shopping
outrageous traffic levels caused the inability of the current
infrastructure to cope with the soaring economic growth in the
past few years. It i
losses technically called non-revenue water are 40%, and
only 40% of those with house connections receive water
continuously. Slum residents receive water through water
kiosks and end up paying much higher water prices than those
. In 2007, General Electric, Young & Rubicam,
Google, Coca-Cola, IBM Services, Rahimtulla Tower
A giraffe at Nairobi National Park, with Nairobi's skyline in
Nairobi is one of the few cities in the world with a natio
cts and skyscrapers are coming up in the city. Among them are: Hass twin towers which will tower at
212m, Britam Tower (198m), Avic International Africa headquarters (176m), Prism tower (140m), Pan
Africa insurance towers, Pallazzo offices, and many other
"Crackdown hits Kenyan commuters". BBC. 2 February 2004.
Retrieved 3 July 2006.
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and grocery stores, coffeehouses, restaurants and bars.
Literature and film
Kwani? is Kenya's first literary journal and was established by
writers living in Nairobi. Nairobi's publishing houses have also
produced the works of some of
of the largest slums in Africa, and is situated to
Civil Service Commission rated Nairobi as among the most
insecure cities in the world, classifying the city as "status C". In
the United Nations report, it was stated that in 2001, nearly one
Kenya National Archives
artistes.The most popular being Groove
tours,TSO(Totally Sold Out) new year concerts.
Nairobi is the African Great Lakes region's sporting centre. The
premier sports facility in Nairobi and generally in
promised retaliations by the Al-Shabaab group of rebels over
Kenya's involvement in a coordinated operation with the Somalian
military against the insurgent outfit.
There have been a spate of Blasts in Nairobi which started on 10
March 2012, where ass
malls and the most recent introduced taxi services is the Uber.
Museum hill interchange, where uhuru highway links to forest
road which is an extension of the Thika superhighway.Nairobi's
tall skyscrapers can be seen on the background.
ll can be moderate. The cloudiest part of the year is just after the first rainy season, when, until
September, conditions are usually overcast with drizzle. As Nairobi is situated close to the equator, the
differences between the seasons are minimal. The
gular shape, around the Uhuru Highway, Haille Selassie Avenue, Moi Avenue, and University Wa
d maintained elsewhere. Two areas that are seeing a growth in companies and office space are Upper
Hill, which is located, approximately 4 km (2.5 mi) from the Ce
project which is the single largest and most expensive in the
with various colourful decorations, such as their
favourite football team or hip hop artist. More recently, some have
even painted Barack Obama's face on their vehicle. They are
largest city by population in the African Great Lakes region afterDar es Salaam, Tanzania. According
to the 2009 census, in the administrative area of Nairobi, 3,138,295 inhabitants lived within
696 km2 (269 sq mi). Nairobi is the 14th-largest ci
operators Citi Hoppa, Compliant MOA and Double M. The Citi
Hoppa buses are distinguishable by their green livery, the Double
M buses are painted purple, Compliant MOA by their distinctively
screaming names and mix of white, blue colours while the KBS
service provider. There are four major bus companies operating
the city routes and are the traditional Kenya Bus Service (KBS),
and newer private
to Kampala. Its main use is freight traffic, but regular nightly
passenger trains connect Nairobi to Mombasa
nal town. The location of the Nairobi railway camp was chosen
due to its central position between Mombasa and Kampala. It was
also chosen because its network of rivers could supply the camp
with water and its elevation would make it cool enough for