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Road accidents: Blame road designers, not drivers, says new Report

Every time an accident happens on our roads, traffic police are quick to blame over-speeding, drink driving, reckless driving or carelessness on the part of the pedestrian/cyclist. That is, blame is always placed on human error. Now, a new report says humans make mistakes anyway, and so authorities need to move away from apportioning blame to the road users, and shifting it to the road makers-city planners and road designers. It argues further that if countries make this paradigm shift, road accidents will be considerably reduced.

Nairobi to get cable cars to beat traffic jam

By Jacob Okwii.

In a move to decongest the roads and beat the habitually excruciating traffic jams in Nairobi, the Kenyan government has signed a contract with an Austrian company to construct infrastructure for cable cars.

The works to be undertaken by Doppelmayr Group starting in May this year, is worth Ksh5.8 billion ($57.2 million).

Works on Africa’s tallest building commissioned in Nairobi

Works for the construction of the tallest building on the African continent- the Pinnacle Towers in Nairobi, have been commissioned.  Standing at 900 feet (274 metres) the Tower will overtake the current holder of the title of the tallest building on the African continent- Johannesburg’s Carlton Centre. The Carlton Centre stands at 732 feet (223 metres), with 50 floors.

Kenya leads East Africa in upmarket retail space

Out of South Africa, Kenya registered the biggest growth in volume of modern retail space in Sub- Saharan Africa in the last two years, and the Kenyan capital Nairobi continues to be a development hotspot for retail business real estate. 

According to the Knight Frank 2017 report, between 2015 and the first quarter of 2017 alone, of the 12 biggest retail space malls that opened their doors to business anywhere in Africa, three were in Nairobi. Moreover, all the three were among the biggest four.

Africa Smart Cities blue print launched

A Blue print to guide African cities to adopt use of innovative digital technologies to deal with some of the pressing problems they face has been launched in Kigali, Rwanda. The blue print was launched during the just ended Transform Africa Summit 2017 that took place from May 10-12th.

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