In a bid to attract more investors and sustain Nairobi as the commercial hub of East and Central Africa, the County Government of Nairobi has ordered property owners within the Nairobi Central Business District (CBD) to repaint, clean, redecorate their buildings or face the law.
They have only two weeks to do so.
“To improve on the aesthetics and beauty of our city, it is hereby notified that all property owners in the Nairobi City County CBD that they should clean/repaint/redecorate their buildings as required by law public health and county by-laws within 14 days,” said Leboo Ole Morintat from governor Mike Sonko’s office.
“Upon the expiry from the date of this notice, necessary legal measures will be instituted to ensure the same is complied with.”
According to the directive, CBD covers the properties within Uhuru Highway, Nairobi River and Ring Road Pumwani and Haile Salassie Avenue.
In 2017, Nairobi was ranked position ten among the top 20 African cities in terms of economic activity, consumer size and connectivity.
The ranking by Fraym Urban Markets Index ranks the continent’s 169 largest urban clusters. Top of the list was Cairo, followed by Johannesburg and Luanda.
Democratic Republic of Congo’s Kinshasha was five. Fraym CEO Ben Leo said that Nairobi has successfully positioned itself as a hyper-connected hub, both within East Africa and across the continent.
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