Kenya: Nairobi Metropolitan Area Infrastructure Report - 2018

The Nairobi Metropolitan Area Infrastructure Report 2018 prepared by The Cytonn Report explores the state of infrastructure in the Nairobi Metropolitan Region. The Nairobi Metropolitan Region, which comprises of the capital city, Nairobi, and surrounding counties of Kajiado, Kiambu, Machakos, and Murang’a, is one of the fastest urbanizing regions in Kenya, having recorded a growth rate of 3.1% compared to the national and the global averages of 2.5% and 1.2%, respectively. Accelerated population growth in the region continues to exert pressure on regional infrastructure, outstripping existing capacity.

Cytonn’s Nairobi Metropolitan Area Infrastructure Report investigates the state of infrastructure delivery in the region, highlighting areas of opportunity, challenges, and various infrastructure investment initiatives across the region. From this analysis, Nairobi County emerged as highest in ranking, therefore offering the best investment opportunity due to presence of relatively good coverage of all infrastructure sub-sectors.

However the report’s macro-level analysis of counties masks existing internal differences within regions. In Nairobi County, for example, while some sub-regions have greatly benefitted from infrastructure investment and upgrades, other areas still suffer considerable infrastructure backlogs.

Watch a quick video summarizing the report findings here.

See additional analysis on the state of Infrastructure in Nairobi’s Metropolitan Region on the Estate Cloud’s blog.

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