Nairobi Is Among The Best City To Work In, Says A Report

Nairobi has been named among the best places to work globally, according to a global report.

The Expat City Ranking 2021 ranked Kenya's capital in position 12 out of 57.

A poll of 12,420 people in 57 cities was conducted for the global report.

The report looked at things including housing and cost of living, the quality of urban towns, work-life balance, finances, and ease of settling to determine which city most individuals will prefer.

This year’s ranking is an 80 percent rise from its previous position in 2020 (62nd).

The increase is attributed to the sharp rise in Nairobi's ease of settling and finding houses and the friendly nature of Nairobi's residents.

According to the survey, Nairobi was also ranked sixth in the world for the ease of finding affordable housing and the city's financial situation

"Except for Nairobi, which ranks 34th in the latter category, all three African cities covered are among the worst ten in the quality of urban living and urban work life indices." Nairobi also beats the other cities in terms of ease of settling in, money, and housing," according to a portion of the poll.

The 2021 report indicated Nairobi beat top-rated cities such as Cape Town (41), Johannesburg (55) and Cairo (52).

Five teenagers have been arrested in connection to the series of robberies that have hit the affluent Nyali suburb in the coastal city of Mombasa, Kenya’s coast.

Detectives rounded up the gang after saving one of the gang members from a rowdy mob that almost lynched him.

The Mtwapa based crime busters came to the rescue of 19-year-old Bakari Juma Saidi alias Abu, who locals had linked to several robberies in the Kadzandani area.

“Bakari was rescued from the jaws of the angry mob that had already administered instant justice to the suspect, leaving him with life-threatening injuries,” read part of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations statement.

David Juma alias Devido aged 19, an ex-convict of Shimo La Tewa prison, Marriam Ali aged 18, Kamanzi Kikoba aged 18 and a 17-year-old juvenile locally known as Bibi ya OCS, married to a notorious wanted criminal known as Ali alias OCS.

The suspects were booked and are facing various charges ranging from robbery, stealing and assault.

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