Home to thousands of Kenyan businesses and over 100 major international companies and organisations, including the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON), Nairobi is an established hub for business and culture.The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) is one of the largest in Africa and the second-oldest exchange on the continent.
Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya's future president, was jailed for his involvement even though there was no evidence linking him to the rebellion.
The pressure exerted from the locals onto the British resulted in Kenyan independence in 1963, with Nairobi as the capital of the new republic.
and the city grew around administration and tourism, initially in the form of big game hunting.
As the British occupiers started to explore the region, they started using Nairobi as their first port of call.
On September 11, 1973, the Kenyatta International Conference Centre KICC was open to the public.
The 28-storey building at the time was designed by the Norwegian architect Karl Henrik Nøstvik and a Kenyan David Mutiso, the construction was done in three phases.Over the past five years, Kenyan authorities have consistently failed to adequately investigate a range of abuses across the country and undermine basic rights to free expression and association.Human rights activists and journalists face numerous obstacles and harassment. Threats to free expression as Kenya elections approach.Join live: 10am EAtime, 5/30 https://t.co/g ZT1t77ZML pic.twitter.com/y81hera F71 — Maria Burnett (@Maria HRWAfrica) May 29, 2017 Kenya's elections are scheduled for August 8, 2017.The campaigns begin next week, amid concerns of political and ethnic tension as well as the lack of accountability for current and past human rights abuses – all precursors to election-related violence since 1992.It is Africa's fourth-largest exchange in terms of trading volume, capable of making 10 million trades a day.