14 Tallest Buildings In Kenya


When it comes to the construction of commercial buildings, there seems to be an unspoken agreement between engineers and technology that says “the higher the building, the better”. Every country seems to be trying its best at meeting up with this trend and Kenya is certainly not left out. Nairobi is the capital and the largest city of Kenya, it is therefore the place where you will find most of the tallest buildings in Kenya.  In Nairobi alone, you can find about 10 buildings that are more than 80 meters high (262 ft). From buildings like The Hilton Nairobi (1969), the NSSF Building (1973), and the Kenyatta International Conference Center (1974), One can say that Kenya does have its share of gigantic towers that should be held in awe. The era of building skyscrapers in Kenya started in the late 1960 when the city had its first tower and ever since,  this trend has continued so that in Nairobi today, you will find lots of high-rise buildings. The inclination of erecting high-rise structures in Kenya started with the construction of The Hilton Hotel  Nairobi in 1969, but the awe seems to have faded because lots of other high-rise buildings have been erected with some so much higher and finer. Here is a list of The Tallest Buildings in Kenya along with the dates of their Construction.

 1. Times Tower [New Central Bank Complex] Nairobi 140 m  (1997)

Times Tower [New Central Bank Complex] Nairob

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2. Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi 105 m (1974)

Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi

3. Social Security House, Nairobi 103 m(1973)

Social Security House,Nairobi

4. I & M Bank Tower, Nairobi 99 m (2001)

I & M Bank Tower, Nairobi

5. KCB Plaza, Nairobi 99 m (2013)

KCB Plaza, Nairobi

6. Nyayo House, Nairobi 84 m (1982)

Nyayo House, Nairobi

7. Cooperative Bank House, Nairobi 83 m (1981)

Cooperative Bank House, Nairobi

8. National Bank House, Nairobi 82 m (1976)

National Bank House, Nairobi

9. Anniversary Towers, Nairobi 80 m (1992)

Anniversary Towers, Nairobi

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10. Lonrho House, Nairobi 80 m (1990)

DCF 1.0

11. Reinsurance Plaza, Nairobi 77 m (1982)


12. Uchumi House, Nairobi 71 m (1972)

Uchumi House, Nairobi

13. ICEA Building, Nairobi 69 m (1981)

Nairobi, Kenya: ICEA Building - Insurance Company of East Africa Limited - highrise office tower on Kenyatta Avenue - photo by M.Torres

14. International House, Nairobi 66 m (1971)

International House, Nairobi

Source: emporis.com