The competition for the highest building in Africa just got stiffer.
Watamu beach in Malindi, Kenya is set to host the tallest skyscraper in Africa.
The upcoming skyscraper dubbed ‘Palm Exotica’ will stand at 370 metres compared to Pinnacle Tower that was to be the tallest at 300 metres
The 61-storey building's architectural design borrows from simple traditionally crafted art pieces from the local culture.
The building, which will be a mixed-use development, will boost tourism in the coastal area, which is one of Kenya’s top tourist destinations.
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African countries should just start competing with each other for the best economy and stable country. That’ll help focus their attention on their own countries and the interest of their people first before anything else. Hopefully that’ll get rid of the corruption
I think a lot of people are really not understanding the mechanics of how a nation grows in regards to Kenya only.
Kenya income comes from VAT, licences, other forms of taxation, agriculture and tourism mainly. Sure enough the skyscraper is doesn't guarantee that it will be Kenyan owned but it will definitely create jobs to the locals and more so the act as a tourist attraction, this will in turn boost tourism. This will be key as we aim to attract investors because we need investors whether foreign or local to make our economy grow.
Also the idiot who said we have 75% poverty rate is wrong, we are a land of contrast undoubtedly, but our poverty rate stands at 33% as per 2018 and our literacy rate stands at 78%. I believe our education system is not the best nor the worst or worse or bad in any matter but can be improved to highest standards.
In kenya its the private sector who buid sky crippers not govt like dubai, the pay taxes like avic africa headquaters world trade centre, the have paid 8 million dollars so far and yet the buiding is under construction when completed direct employment 3000 .what else do you want, kenya was ranked 3rd in the world in real estae, not everbody is happy the want a shit hole ravaged africa and kenya.
Question: Is that waste of money "Tower of Babel" going to; Feed, Clothe, Educate, Provide Medical care and Prosperity for the Kenyan People's? We all know it isn't so instead of building a disguised IDOLATRY TOWER for worship, which is an Egotistical Phallic fertility symbol of worship to ancient pagan and babylonian deviant Nimrod..
Use the money to RAISE THE KENYAN PEOPLE...!!
When are we ever going to stop trying to out-due the colonizer? This is like trying to say my phallic monument is bigger than my former / current supermacist master's. The statement it makes is: Assume the position as we continue victimizing you!
Tourist attraction and that’s all. That idea has its benefits and it’s place, but not investing the cost for that building into building communities, infrastructure, education and jobs would be a travesty.
Exactly. Taxes, construction and the few/many jobs available after businesses are established in the building. Its true Greed among the leaders is what harms the nation. If only accountability and prudence would prevail, Kenyans would feel the impact of such investments. Unfortunately, the the benefits rarely trickle down to the citizens.
antony mutie I see your point. So then the only way Kenya would benefit from this building is if there are taxes collected by Kenya and/or Kenyans build the building.
I just hope money is
re-circulating back into building up all of Kenya and its people. Kenya does have its own tax system in place. However, there are some serious underlying issues with its system in which greed may take precedence. The government must be for its own people’s benefit, rather than allow outside investors simply get rich off of Kenya.
What's wrong with Kenyans? How is it wasting money? If I was able to build a building with 63 store high and give a kobs to more then 200 hundred employees, how's that stupid? Government is not going to bring you a food in the house, get up and work with what you can.
Kenya is 100% dependent on foreign aid. This is just silly. Even if they built it, Only rich foreigners and the very exclusive elites in kenya will enjoy It.
What's the motto at the Strip Clubs again??
You can look but you can't touch!! 😎😎😎
COOLER Man really? 100%??? Only the rich foreigners??? you must be one ignorant uninformed human being. Sometimes get facts before commenting and embarrassing yourself. Fyi kenya is ranked among the top 10 in Africa with a good population of the richest individuals plus fastest growing muddle class. You Look up the facts about Kenyas economy before you open your mouth. This is a private project and has got nothing to do with the government. Sometimes it’s better to shut up instead of showing stupidity for the whole world to see.
+Haile Desalegne Firstly. Can you provide me a link about this 500 million which you CLAIM that Kenya gives to the UN in Cash??
Secondly. If you had read my original Comment at the TOP, You would have noticed that it was about the project being Private and for the exclusive. So my argument was investments should be made for the MANY not just for the FEW.
And finally. You too need to attend an English class cuz judging by your writing, Clearly you need one.
+xclaim oresnia I think you need to take an English Class cuz clearly you need one.
This is Contributing "GOODS AND SERVICES" where Afghanistan is ranked 6th place, and U.K and France are ranked 8th and 9th.
Are you delusional??
Let me help you cuz I dont think you understand... providing Goods And Services is NOT the same as making a "FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS".
I don't think you know how the UN works.
Some people will criticize what the fuck do you want individual private developers do for you, spoon feed you?? It’s a market economy nobody is holding anyone from investing, so people saying why not using resources to help the poor.... get a life that’s an investment that will create jobs
Is it going to build by African engineers or Chinese? If it's building by Africans it makes sense and shows the intelligence of our people, but if it is building by chinese I don't give it a dam because it's a shame!!!
You black motherfucking Kenyans are a disgrace to the African continent you Africans are so dumb it's not even funny this shit is being built by Italians and fucking new Yorkers and shit you will never progress you are just a disgrace to the world you fucking let foreigners come in your fucking country and build a fucking tower? What the fucking he'll is wrong with you degenerates you will always be dumb you are getting your fucking country colonized again and you will be slaves and you will never have your fucking country back you are a slave and nothing else you are a inferior race you are subhuman and you never will progress you will always fucking remain in a slave master state and you will always be a slave you Kenyans need to be wiped out because you cannot take control of your own country you are letting colonizers come and do shit in your country and that whole continent is about to fall to the colonizers you Africans are useless to the world.
Mmmmm am telling you when it comes to buildings, Kenya do have alot......all being private sector, how Kenya thinks it will survive with private sector puzzles me........ but ooo well we kinda have to wait & see.
The private sector is the backbone of the economy now that Kenya is not endowed with high revenue-earning natural resources like natural gas, oil, gold, diamond and other minerals. Figure out the number of Sole proprietorships, Partnerships, Small and mid-sized businesses, Large corporations and multinationals, Professional and trade associations and Trade unions and their contribution to the economy. All the above constitute the private sector. Such a building is a private investment that will comprise of several businesses that will create job opportunities and will be a source of government revenue.
We need to get our priorities in order before we start building tall pretty buildings. And a lot of the comments are saying it looks European or “white” I don’t care at the end of the day their cities look really nice and modern. We shouldn’t stop ourselves doing nice things just because the Europeans are doing it as well. Why do africans like isolation so much?
This is why poor countries stay poor. Greedy politicians and businessmen that have no real care for the people finance projects like these while their country has issues with poverty, health care, and access to quality education. I hope one day countries like Kenya, Somalia (my homeland), Nigeria, and more can finally rid themselves of corrupt politicians. I have no problem with skyscrapers being built in Africa but the issue comes in when many of your people are extremely poor.
+Blacks vs Everybody my point is spending money on a pointless dick waving building that might be underwater faster then its built is an incredibly stupid move, and then letting China build it means after 100 years or so when africa doesnt have the funds to actually pay for it they will come back and claim ownership. africa has been in a bad spot for a while and now its quiet litteraly selling its future just so it can say its got a big dick now. its this lack of forward thinking is why africa has been stagnate for so long.
Well S Brown, in the process of building that skyscraper, people will be employed and of course even after completion...people will still be employed. Or you had any ideas...This answer comes from Northern Cape, South Africa.
The economy is propelled by many sectors; the government is the major stakeholder in education which is solely to be blamed if there are issues within the education sector. So let private investors pursue what brings revenue to them and the government. Construction of the skyscraper will create thousands if not hundreds of job opportunities unlike education which is nowadays not a guarantee for better life. Learned fellows are struggling because what they learned was theory and they cant't make it practical (the education system doesn't enhance creativity) to earn a living not forgetting the issues of corruption, recycling of old folks and Godfathers.
+Abby94 so you are now laughing at people living below the poverty line...i might take a wild guess and say that your country is one of those that have plundered africa to its core and are still doing it...you want Africa to remain as some poor village that you go to on safari.
+Charles Emeka talk about Nigeria's electricity problems, and how your people are dying trying to cross into Europe or how your women are being trafficked for prostitution in Europe. Nigerian drug traffickers are being jailed in Asia😂😂 so leave Kenya alone and let us develop our country in peace😒😒
+Charles Emeka Asshole why don't you use that energy to stop your women from doing prostitution in Europe and men from drug trafficking how many Nigerians dying to crossing Mediterranean sea to Europe. Kenya never asked for your help
white man invented everything u use facts you comments is useless this is 21 century country trade you idiots of Kenyan can give another white country resource and the white country can give them what they need is a economy you ignorant as white country cause you brainwashed there is no white or black people if someone was white then they will be white like a sheet of paper or something else go educated yourself 🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️😫😫
stop waiting money,we visit Kenya to see animals and people running and also see tall people who look like Somali (mixture of Bantu's,nilotes and,cushites)people,from your biggest fan from South Africa
Another Chinese money - If Black people we can’t be masons and build our homes - why should we trust them ( building) - our Engineer are from overseas- and build building for us ... come on - no need for a tallest building-
Building school or something that will help the citizens-
+Surprise Awofemi hahhahahahahhaaj u went from nothing to shit we bilt. The phones the TV the sky scrapers hahahah we did that. Ur ppl invent nothing. Everything ur usless ape ppl have we gave to u. We stol nothing. Afirca has never been advanced
Ur 20 years behind us and not that u invent u buy or receive this stuff from us. Ur race is usless. All was has been and "chill and give us some time?" U have had 2000 years of recorded historey .....how much time do u need? It's simple ur ppl need mine my ppl do not need urs. Facts
You see, ignorant like you needs a lot of lessons but i don't have that time so let me explain few thinks you don't know to you.
1. Africa's are not Ignorant, we know a lot about the rest of the world while most white are ignorant about the rest of the world.
2. I have traveled to 3 different European countries and 4 Africa country, I'm a Nigerian living in Kenya and i can tell you that most places in Africa are better and far develop than some European countries.
3. Most of the things white man invent are stolen ideas from Africa people and cultures.
4. Most of the land you live in right now is stolen from others while killing them and destroying their culture, most of the gold and diamond and other stuff that you use to trade with other countries are stolen from Africa and from some island that doesn't belong to you.
5. If you don't read history start listen to it, i don't hate white people and i'm not a racist, well, 99% Blacks are not racist, we treat everybody equal and always provide for foreigner, well, you return the favor by stealing our people and our things.
6. One day, Just one day soon, Storm and tornado will hit your country since you have destroyed all trees in the name of development and you come here for help, Well i know countries that can't be trusted a nd i will never make the same mistake as my forefathers.
7. Africa is growing super fast than you countries if you know history, We went from no phone to iPhone in less than 10 Years, it takes you 100 years, we went from no TV to 4K TV in 20 Years, it takes you forever, we went from huts to skyscrapers in 30 years and we have only been independent for less than 63 years and all your countries have been independent for over 245 years, just chill, stick around and give us some time.
Many youths homeless sleeping on the streets of Nairobi and they are building skyscrapers?! Stupid Government, I wish I could use this building to wipe my ass. Tissue paper is more valuable than this garbage!!!mko na ujinga sana
+kenyandamu I don't think he's being jealous I think he's telling the truth you see more of the businesses are foreign owned than it being owned by blacks and if the Chinese are not building this city the Europeans or Arabs are building it and it's a shame that almost all of the projects are not 100% made by Africans just like that eko Atlantic city in Nigeria that company did not come from the black African mind it came from an Arabs mind and also that city by the name of centenary city project diffenately did not come from the black African mind that hole project is being planned also in Nigeria by the United Arab Emirates which is a damn shame it's ridiculous.
Stop being jealous ... Take a trip to Kenya and see how we design beautiful traditional themed buildings. There is something called GOOGLE. It's a very good search Engine. Google some of these beautiful Kenyan buildings and you will notice that they were designed and built by Kenyans because we have a very good Education system.
+Sistahtari Tafari yes you are so right. Lets never build anything big ever again. In fact lets get rid of the houses,return to mud huts or even caves. Kill the farmer's who stole outer lands. Think of all the investment from china ounces we renounce these oppressors. We will be free. Bla,bla,bla..........
Chattyjay The higher the building the greater the target, the more weight density of given area. The longer it takes to get down if something malfunctions. These people only care about building tall buildings to satisfy their own self gratification and ego. Towers of Babylon
WTF, the people responsible for that building, are many colors. All they care about is money not where your poor ass came from or the shade of your skin. They will let the petty pea brained racists kill themselves as they watch from the penthouse. You have a tiny view of the universe where you stand.
+seta info Take a trip to Nairobi before talking gibberish. You think we can't maintain skyscrapers. Nairobi City is full of Skyscrapers designed by KENYANS, built by KENYANS and are maintained by KENYANS ... Take your jealousy to whichever uncouth AFRICAN Country you hail from where your tallest building is about 2 storeys tall.
Nairobi has a good number of buildings over 30 storeys and are well maintained by us ... You FLIBBERTIGGIBBET!
There's something here called GOOGLE. It's a very good search Engine. Please GOOGLE before writing nonsense.
Lauren Jamieson Kenyans or Kenya is not a single entity or a communist country where private corporations are a myth, the building is funded not by the government but by investors who will employ Kenyans & help out in uplifting the surrounding communities in the long run so all of you African Hater's should stop with the ignorance or at least try to make sense