Lost above Nairobi’s trees

I had not been to the Global Trade Centre (GTC), but it had come to me on several occasions in social media photos as the shiny modernity that took over Nairobi’s pride replacing Kenyatta International Convention Centre as the icon of the city skyline. I remember especially one iconic photo taken by a talented photojournalist that headlined the World Bank 2021 Kenya Economic Update where ‘I love NBO’ was sticking up defiantly like the City’s solar compass, cradled by the Nairobi Expressway as if both pieces of slab had come together in a set. I had passed beneath the monstrosity a couple of times and…

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