Nairobi is the capital and largest city of Kenya. The name comes from the Maasai Enkare Nairobi, “cool water”, a reference to the Nairobi River which flows through the city. As of 2023, the metro area population of Nairobi is 5,325,000, a 4.02% increase from 2022. The city is popularly referred to as the Green City in the Sun.
Nairobi is home of the Kenyan Parliament Buildings and hosts thousands of Kenyan businesses and over 100 major international companies and organizations. Nairobi is an established hub for business and culture. The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) is one of the largest in Africa.