Craze for Smaller Houses in Nyali Gives Estate a Facelift

By Gitonga Marete

The past 15 years have seen the upmarket Nyali Estate gradually evolve from a posh residential area to Mombasa’s new central business district.

The huge, five-bedroom maisonettes have been replaced by shopping malls, office blocks and three- or four-bedroom apartments for rent or sale, transforming the previously tranquil environment into a noisy business centre.

With those who owned houses in the estate preferring to move to quieter estates such as Kizingo and Shanzu, Nyali Estate’s fate seemed to have been sealed.