Nairobi Tipped to Outpace South Africa, Nigerian Cities in Growth

By Victor Juma

Kenyan cities are tipped to register the highest growth rates in consumer spending over the next 15 years, outpacing the Nigeria, South Africa and Cameroon metropolises.

Research firm Euromonitor International in a new report covering 24 cities projects that consumer expenditure in Kisumu will rise by 277 per cent from $0.6 billion (Sh60.6 billion) in 2015 to $2.2 billion (Sh228 billion) in 2030 at the equivalent of last year's prices.

The Kenyan lakeside city is followed by Mombasa whose consumer spending is forecast to rise 221 per cent from $1.6 billion (Sh161.6 billion) to $5.1 billion (Sh518.7 billion) over the same period as per the Euromonitor projections.