KICC through the years

A brief history

Construction of The Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) began in the late 1960s
Designed by Norwegian architect Karl Henrik Nøstvik and Kenya’s David Mutiso
Officially opened by Kenya’s founding father, President Jomo Kenyatta in 1973
It was the most iconic structure of its time being the only building in the city with a helipad open to the public
KICC put Kenya on the map as Africa's second-best international MICE destination, popular for business and conference tourism

kicc in numbers


Number of storeys in the building


Sitting capacity making it the largest conference chamber of its kind in East Africa


Year it was commissioned by the 1st President of the Republic of Kenya


Year it was completed and opened to the public


Sitting capacity of the revolving restaurant

kicc in Pictures

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