Global City Analysis Nairobi

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Eren F.

Political Reflection, vol.2, no.3, pp.83-88, 2011 (Non Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Name: Political Reflection
  • Page Numbers: pp.83-88
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, who hosts the world‘s biggest refugee camps, has been examined in this volu-me. Kenya is the most developed and the most influential country in East Africa; and, Nairobi is the most popu-lous and one of the most prominent cities politically and financially in this region. The Republic of Kenya became an independent country in 1963. After this date, the government of Kenya had followed a pro-tectionist governmental and economic policy until the 1990s. The government then embraced a semi-liberal economic policy in 1993. As a consequence of this decision, the social and economic connections of the country with the other countries has started to increase gradually. The year 2008 was a bad year for the country. In early 2008, violence erupted in Kenya following the presidential elections, leaving more than 1,000 people killed and 300,000 people displa-ced from their homes.