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List of tallest buildings in Kenya

Most of the tallest buildings in Kenya are found in Nairobi, the capital and largest city in the country. In Nairobi, there are 18 buildings that stand taller than 80 metres (260 ft) and several under construction. The tallest building in the city is the new 32-storey, 200 metres (660 ft) Britam Towers. The second-tallest building in the city is the 33-storey, 163 metres (535 ft) UAP Tower.The most recent skyscrapers to be constructed are Prism Tower, Le’Mac and FCB Mirhab Tower.

Nairobi’s history of towers began with the IPS Building (1967), the Hilton Nairobi (1969), the NSSF Building (1973), and the Kenyatta International Conference Centre in 1974. Buildings in the city remained relatively short until the late 1960s when the city experienced its first skyscraper boom. From 1960 to 1980, Nairobi witnessed a major expansion of skyscraper and high-rise construction. Many of the city’s office towers were completed during this period, such as the New Central Bank Tower. A near twenty-year lull in building construction came after this expansion, though Nairobi has experienced a smaller second building expansion beginning in the late 1990s and continuing into the present.

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As of 2015, Nairobi had 50 completed high-rise buildings, with 6 more under construction, and another 6 proposed.

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Other towns in the country are starting to experience a surge in the construction of skyscrapers. For instance, the recently completed Moi University Pension Scheme Complex (Daima Tower) in Eldoret completed in 2016 stands at 89 meters featuring among the tallest in Kenya. Construction of high-rise buildings are on going in other regions such as Mombasa.

This list ranks high-rises in Kenya that stand at least 65 metres (213 ft) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts.This is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by expanding it with reliably sourced entries.

RankNameHeightFloorsYearNotes
1200.1 m (656 ft)312017Located on Hospital Road in Upper Hill, which is Nairobi’s fastest growing commercial district, Britam Tower is well known for its Prism like shape molded in glass.
2163 m (535 ft)332016Topped out in 2016, the concrete tower was the tallest building in Kenya and the third tallest in Africa until Britam Towers dethroned it in 2017.
3140 m (460 ft)382000
4Prism Tower133 m (436 ft)342018
5Le’Mac126 m (413 ft)242017
6Teleposta Towers120 m (390 ft)271999
7Kenya Commercial Bank Plaza109.1 m (358 ft)242015
8Kenyatta International Convention Centre105.2 m (345 ft)321974
9Social Security House102.7 m (337 ft)281973
10I&M Bank Tower99.1 m (325 ft)182001
11Moi University Pension Scheme89.69 m (294.3 ft)262016
12Sanlam Tower88.2 m (289 ft)192018
13Nyayo House84.1 m (276 ft)271982
14Cooperative Bank House83 m (272 ft)251981
15Nation Centre82.9 m (272 ft)171997
16National Bank House82 m (269 ft)211976
1780 m (260 ft)181999
18Anniversary Towers79.9 m (262 ft)261992
19Lonrho House79.9 m (262 ft)221990
20Kizingo Tower77.13 m (253.1 ft)222017
21Reinsurance Plaza77 m (253 ft)201982
22AmBank House74.6 m (245 ft)221993
23( Chandaria tower )University of Nairobi Towers222016
24Jaffery Complex70.12 m (230.1 ft)202018
25Uchumi House71 m (233 ft)211972
26ICEA Building69.2 m (227 ft)191981
27View Park Towers68 m (223 ft)202000
28International House65.5 m (215 ft)171971
29Delta Corner Tower A61 m (200 ft)212012
30Delta Corner Tower B61 m (200 ft)212012
31Mwalimu Towers172017

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