Nairobi County Halts Construction of Avic International Building

AVIC International Real Estate Kenya and Marriott International project could be delayed again after the Nairobi County halted its construction for allegedly encroaching on public land.
“We wish to inform the general public especially people residing around parklands, Westlands and Riverside that we have this morning stopped the construction of the AVIC INTERNATIONAL BUILDING along the Waiyaki Way/ Chiromo road and arrested all the Chinese and Kenyan contractors on site for defying the county planning laws by encroaching on the famous Chiromo close public access which is a feeder road to Chiromo lane which feeds Chiromo road and then Waiyaki Way,” announced Mike Sonko, the Nairobi County Governor via his Facebook page.
Construction of the JW Marriott’s International luxury brand of hotels was officially inaugurated on August 18, 2015.
The high-rise office Complex comprises six main towers, one of which will be a record-breaker with 42 floors above the ground at a height of 173.5 meters making it the highest in East Africa with an up-scale business apartment building and high-street shopping experience.
AVIC International entered the Kenyan market in 1994 with its diverse business portfolio covering, among others, aviation industry chain, vocational education, infrastructure construction contracting and real estate investment.
The project is scheduled to be completed and come into service in 2022.