Nairobi best city in Africa, 12th globally

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Muindi Mbingu Street in Nairobi's CBD. PHOTO | LUCY WANJIRU | NMG

Expatriates have ranked Kenya’s capital Nairobi the best city to work in on the continent, jumping 50 places from last year, due to ease of settling and finding houses.

The Expat City Ranking 2021 shows Nairobi also ranks 12 out of 57 cities surveyed in the world, an improvement from 62 out of 66 in 2020.

Nairobi beat other African cities — Cape Town (41), Cairo (52), and Johannesburg (55).

The survey carried out by a global network of expatriates, InterNations, shows the expatriates picked the city due to ease in getting settled at fourth position globally, after Malaga, Mexico City and Kuala Lumpur based on friendliness of locals, feeling welcomed and local language.

The city was also ranked sixth globally in the finance and housing index based on overall satisfaction with their financial situation, disposable income and affordability and ease of finding houses.

“All three African cities featured rank among the bottom 10 in the quality of urban living and urban work life indices — except for Nairobi, which lands in 34th place in the latter index. Nairobi also outperforms the other cities when it comes to the ease of getting settled, as well as finances and housing,” the survey stated.

The ranking surveyed 12,420 respondents in 57 cities.

InterNations, the largest community of expatriates, has more than four million members in 420 cities.

The latest survey analysed five areas of expatriate life — quality of urban towns, getting settled, work-life balance, finance, housing and cost of living, to reveal the likely city of choice for expats to move to in 2022.

This year’s ranking has been a turnaround from a similar one in November last year when Nairobi was faulted for the quality of the city and poor public transportation infrastructure despite attractive local climate and weather.

Last year, the expatriates had shown dissatisfaction with their safety, political stability and local economy pushing Nairobi among top-bottom cities, among Johannesburg, Paris and Milan.

This year’s improvement in ranking comes despite intense ongoing construction in the city including the Nairobi Expressway that has disrupted traffic since the start of the year.

As a result, 36 percent of expats were unhappy with the local transportation infrastructure poor maintenance of roads.
The Expat City Ranking 2021 quotes that four in five expats in Nairobi representing 78 percent said the local residents were friendly compared to 69 percent globally.

About 62 percent find it easy to make new friends against 48 percent globally.

“Expats in Nairobi agree. 74 percent are happy with their social life, 17 percentage points more than the global average 57 percent,” it added.

About 82 percent of the expats have no trouble finding houses compared to 60 percent globally. Close to half the respondents representing 49 percent find housing affordable compared to 42 percent globally.

One in five expats globally (19 percent) are dissatisfied with their financial situation, this is only the case for nine percent of expats in Nairobi.

However, Nairobi ends up in the bottom 10 in the quality of urban living index at 50 due to availability and quality of medical care.
“Nairobi’s performance in the urban work life index (34th) is an interesting mix: the city ranks 49th worldwide for the state of the local economy (30 percent unhappy against 19 percent globally) but 9th for overall job satisfaction 73 percent happy against 68 percent globally,” the survey stated.

Source: Business Daily Africa
 

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A Street in Nairobi's CBD

Expatriates have ranked Kenya’s capital Nairobi the best city to work in on the continent, jumping 50 places from last year, due to ease of settling and finding houses.

The Expat City Ranking 2021 shows Nairobi also ranks 12 out of 57 cities surveyed in the world, an improvement from 62 out of 66 in 2020.

Nairobi beat other African cities — Cape Town (41), Cairo (52), and Johannesburg (55).

The survey carried out by a global network of expatriates, InterNations, shows the expatriates picked the city due to ease in getting settled at fourth position globally, after Malaga, Mexico City and Kuala Lumpur based on friendliness of locals, feeling welcomed and local language.

The city was also ranked sixth globally in the finance and housing index based on overall satisfaction with their financial situation, disposable income and affordability and ease of finding houses.

“All three African cities featured rank among the bottom 10 in the quality of urban living and urban work life indices — except for Nairobi, which lands in 34th place in the latter index. Nairobi also outperforms the other cities when it comes to the ease of getting settled, as well as finances and housing,” the survey stated.

The ranking surveyed 12,420 respondents in 57 cities.

InterNations, the largest community of expatriates, has more than four million members in 420 cities.

The latest survey analysed five areas of expatriate life — quality of urban towns, getting settled, work-life balance, finance, housing and cost of living, to reveal the likely city of choice for expats to move to in 2022.

This year’s ranking has been a turnaround from a similar one in November last year when Nairobi was faulted for the quality of the city and poor public transportation infrastructure despite attractive local climate and weather.

Last year, the expatriates had shown dissatisfaction with their safety, political stability and local economy pushing Nairobi among top-bottom cities, among Johannesburg, Paris and Milan.

This year’s improvement in ranking comes despite intense ongoing construction in the city including the Nairobi Expressway that has disrupted traffic since the start of the year.

As a result, 36 percent of expats were unhappy with the local transportation infrastructure poor maintenance of roads.

The Expat City Ranking 2021 quotes that four in five expats in Nairobi representing 78 percent said the local residents were friendly compared to 69 percent globally.

About 62 percent find it easy to make new friends against 48 percent globally.

“Expats in Nairobi agree. 74 percent are happy with their social life, 17 percentage points more than the global average 57 percent,” it added.

About 82 percent of the expats have no trouble finding houses compared to 60 percent globally. Close to half the respondents representing 49 percent find housing affordable compared to 42 percent globally.

One in five expats globally (19 percent) are dissatisfied with their financial situation, this is only the case for nine percent of expats in Nairobi.

However, Nairobi ends up in the bottom 10 in the quality of urban living index at 50 due to availability and quality of medical care.

“Nairobi’s performance in the urban work life index (34th) is an interesting mix: the city ranks 49th worldwide for the state of the local economy (30 percent unhappy against 19 percent globally) but 9th for overall job satisfaction 73 percent happy against 68 percent globally,” the survey stated.
 

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A Street in Nairobi's CBD

Expatriates have ranked Kenya’s capital Nairobi the best city to work in on the continent, jumping 50 places from last year, due to ease of settling and finding houses.

The Expat City Ranking 2021 shows Nairobi also ranks 12 out of 57 cities surveyed in the world, an improvement from 62 out of 66 in 2020.

Nairobi beat other African cities — Cape Town (41), Cairo (52), and Johannesburg (55).

The survey carried out by a global network of expatriates, InterNations, shows the expatriates picked the city due to ease in getting settled at fourth position globally, after Malaga, Mexico City and Kuala Lumpur based on friendliness of locals, feeling welcomed and local language.

The city was also ranked sixth globally in the finance and housing index based on overall satisfaction with their financial situation, disposable income and affordability and ease of finding houses.

“All three African cities featured rank among the bottom 10 in the quality of urban living and urban work life indices — except for Nairobi, which lands in 34th place in the latter index. Nairobi also outperforms the other cities when it comes to the ease of getting settled, as well as finances and housing,” the survey stated.

The ranking surveyed 12,420 respondents in 57 cities.

InterNations, the largest community of expatriates, has more than four million members in 420 cities.

The latest survey analysed five areas of expatriate life — quality of urban towns, getting settled, work-life balance, finance, housing and cost of living, to reveal the likely city of choice for expats to move to in 2022.

This year’s ranking has been a turnaround from a similar one in November last year when Nairobi was faulted for the quality of the city and poor public transportation infrastructure despite attractive local climate and weather.

Last year, the expatriates had shown dissatisfaction with their safety, political stability and local economy pushing Nairobi among top-bottom cities, among Johannesburg, Paris and Milan.

This year’s improvement in ranking comes despite intense ongoing construction in the city including the Nairobi Expressway that has disrupted traffic since the start of the year.

As a result, 36 percent of expats were unhappy with the local transportation infrastructure poor maintenance of roads.

The Expat City Ranking 2021 quotes that four in five expats in Nairobi representing 78 percent said the local residents were friendly compared to 69 percent globally.

About 62 percent find it easy to make new friends against 48 percent globally.

“Expats in Nairobi agree. 74 percent are happy with their social life, 17 percentage points more than the global average 57 percent,” it added.

About 82 percent of the expats have no trouble finding houses compared to 60 percent globally. Close to half the respondents representing 49 percent find housing affordable compared to 42 percent globally.

One in five expats globally (19 percent) are dissatisfied with their financial situation, this is only the case for nine percent of expats in Nairobi.

However, Nairobi ends up in the bottom 10 in the quality of urban living index at 50 due to availability and quality of medical care.

“Nairobi’s performance in the urban work life index (34th) is an interesting mix: the city ranks 49th worldwide for the state of the local economy (30 percent unhappy against 19 percent globally) but 9th for overall job satisfaction 73 percent happy against 68 percent globally,” the survey stated.


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Mmmmm ni kweli utafiti unapingwa au kukubalika na tafiti nyingine, ILA kama Nairobi city ni zaidi ya Windhoek, Bloemfontein, (Capetown,sitoutaja maana upo in a different league!)basi watafiti hawa ningependa nionane nao face to face waniambie na kwa facts sifa za Nakei Nairobi .
 

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HARD LIFE​

(PHOTOS) The misery of Mukuru Kayaba residents​

After the demolitions were carried out, some traders opted to do hawking.​


In Summary
• In 2020, the National Government announced plans to upgrade 408 Kilometres of roads within the city slums.
• Mukuru Kayaba being near the Nairobi River residents experience water spills from the river which is polluted and full of garbage.


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a section of a road tampered with at Mukuru Kayaba which has caused the local residents a nightmare due to challenges in accessibility, flooding and exposure to deadly deceases such as Cholera and Typhoid. January 27, 2022

CHARLENE MALWA

Hopping and jumping is a daily unwanted ‘exercise’ for the people of Mukuru Kayaba as a means of getting their way through the area.
Normally that is what commuters do to avoid stepping on puddles of water whenever rains pour in estates or in the ever congested and busy city centre.

The scenario is different in the slums which are said to have a population of more than 100,000 people where open raw sewerage flows freely on footpaths and in between houses.

A mama mboga cooking ugali at Mukuru Kayaba which has caused the local residents a nightmare due to challenges in accessibility, flooding and exposure to deadly deceases such as Cholera and Typhoid. January 27, 2022/
A mama mboga cooking ugali at Mukuru Kayaba which has caused the local residents a nightmare due to challenges in accessibility, flooding and exposure to deadly deceases such as Cholera and Typhoid. January 27, 2022/
Image: CHARLENE MALWA

Exposed water pipes for daily use lay on filth waters right next to Mama Mboga kiosks where food items are for sale exposing locals to dangers of contracting Cholera and Typhoid. The government has for 3 months began road demolitions in an effort to pave way for reconstruction with Mukuru Kayaba locals appealing for a face-lift. January 27, 2022
Exposed water pipes for daily use lay on filth waters right next to Mama Mboga kiosks where food items are for sale exposing locals to dangers of contracting Cholera and Typhoid. The government has for 3 months began road demolitions in an effort to pave way for reconstruction with Mukuru Kayaba locals appealing for a face-lift. January 27, 2022
Image: CHARLENE. MALWA

A man hawking tomatoes in between houses at Mukuru Kayaba slum on January 27, 2022
A man hawking tomatoes in between houses at Mukuru Kayaba slum on January 27, 2022
Image: CHARLENE. MALWA

Women wash clothes right across debris of the demolished road sections at Mukuru Kayaba in an effort to make ends meet amidst tough economic times the area faces. January 27, 2022
Women wash clothes right across debris of the demolished road sections at Mukuru Kayaba in an effort to make ends meet amidst tough economic times the area faces. January 27, 2022
Image: CHARLENE MALWA


Living in the slums is hard enough, but when it rains pours it's downright miserable
Grey-black in colour with a mixture of mud and garbage and most times with a foul smell is what flows within Kayaba as children play, mama mboga sell food products and daily activities take place.
A section of a road tampered with at Mukuru Kayaba which has caused the local residents a nightmare due to challenges in accessibility, flooding and exposure to deadly deceases such as Cholera and Typhoid. January 27, 2022
A section of a road tampered with at Mukuru Kayaba which has caused the local residents a nightmare due to challenges in accessibility, flooding and exposure to deadly deceases such as Cholera and Typhoid. January 27, 2022
Image: CHARLENE MALWA

https://www.the-star.co.ke/in-pictures/2022-02-10-photos-the-misery-of-mukuru-kayaba-residents/
 

Kachengcheng

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Dec 21, 2020
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HARD LIFE​

(PHOTOS) The misery of Mukuru Kayaba residents​

After the demolitions were carried out, some traders opted to do hawking.​


In Summary
• In 2020, the National Government announced plans to upgrade 408 Kilometres of roads within the city slums.
• Mukuru Kayaba being near the Nairobi River residents experience water spills from the river which is polluted and full of garbage.


4GUdZx3Mh59TxBfkG_cWq3yQcFIlnvP06hfxc1RhPKF_7ktMux-ZCTEsCznH3SMNGYEk6fLAyqfQ6Lt3MuoMFAOuRkPtyeR4gt6b4Oj_Ag=s750

HL4KCt4sPSTmlksaTbBEUcf2tzo4Qb1k5gj4AtFAOkknf6292KYNx3jgvv-Jo67N2CvelIL40Jv6gfYFFgr3a_iGhjvRyhTuUGvuW4C6Hg=s750

a section of a road tampered with at Mukuru Kayaba which has caused the local residents a nightmare due to challenges in accessibility, flooding and exposure to deadly deceases such as Cholera and Typhoid. January 27, 2022

CHARLENE MALWA

Hopping and jumping is a daily unwanted ‘exercise’ for the people of Mukuru Kayaba as a means of getting their way through the area.
Normally that is what commuters do to avoid stepping on puddles of water whenever rains pour in estates or in the ever congested and busy city centre.

The scenario is different in the slums which are said to have a population of more than 100,000 people where open raw sewerage flows freely on footpaths and in between houses.

A mama mboga cooking ugali at Mukuru Kayaba which has caused the local residents a nightmare due to challenges in accessibility, flooding and exposure to deadly deceases such as Cholera and Typhoid. January 27, 2022/
A mama mboga cooking ugali at Mukuru Kayaba which has caused the local residents a nightmare due to challenges in accessibility, flooding and exposure to deadly deceases such as Cholera and Typhoid. January 27, 2022/
Image: CHARLENE MALWA

Exposed water pipes for daily use lay on filth waters right next to Mama Mboga kiosks where food items are for sale exposing locals to dangers of contracting Cholera and Typhoid. The government has for 3 months began road demolitions in an effort to pave way for reconstruction with Mukuru Kayaba locals appealing for a face-lift. January 27, 2022
Exposed water pipes for daily use lay on filth waters right next to Mama Mboga kiosks where food items are for sale exposing locals to dangers of contracting Cholera and Typhoid. The government has for 3 months began road demolitions in an effort to pave way for reconstruction with Mukuru Kayaba locals appealing for a face-lift. January 27, 2022
Image: CHARLENE. MALWA

A man hawking tomatoes in between houses at Mukuru Kayaba slum on January 27, 2022
A man hawking tomatoes in between houses at Mukuru Kayaba slum on January 27, 2022
Image: CHARLENE. MALWA

Women wash clothes right across debris of the demolished road sections at Mukuru Kayaba in an effort to make ends meet amidst tough economic times the area faces. January 27, 2022
Women wash clothes right across debris of the demolished road sections at Mukuru Kayaba in an effort to make ends meet amidst tough economic times the area faces. January 27, 2022
Image: CHARLENE MALWA


Living in the slums is hard enough, but when it rains pours it's downright miserable
Grey-black in colour with a mixture of mud and garbage and most times with a foul smell is what flows within Kayaba as children play, mama mboga sell food products and daily activities take place.
A section of a road tampered with at Mukuru Kayaba which has caused the local residents a nightmare due to challenges in accessibility, flooding and exposure to deadly deceases such as Cholera and Typhoid. January 27, 2022
A section of a road tampered with at Mukuru Kayaba which has caused the local residents a nightmare due to challenges in accessibility, flooding and exposure to deadly deceases such as Cholera and Typhoid. January 27, 2022
Image: CHARLENE MALWA

https://www.the-star.co.ke/in-pictures/2022-02-10-photos-the-misery-of-mukuru-kayaba-residents/
wwe ni maskini!!!!niulize kwaninini😬😂😂😂
 

pingli-nywee

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Taarifa kama hizi zinafaa ziwe zinaambatana na tafsiri yake kwa lugha ya kiswahili. Sio fair hata kidogo kuwatesa na kuwabagua baadhi ya wadau humu. Comment zipo nje kabisa na kinachozungumziwa kwenye taarifa. Hivi hao 'expats' ambao waliipigia kura Nairobi huwa wanaitwaje kwa kiswahili.
 

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