The business fraternity of the infamous Eastleigh area of Nairobi, Kenya is expected to hold a summit on 5th of December with the sole purpose of re-imaging and rebranding the area from that of terror, contraband, piracy and insecurity.
Eastleigh Business Summit is set to take place on December 5th 2015 and will bring together more than 100 firms with the mission of assuring business people of the safety and investment opportunities in Nairobi County’s business hub.
Top on the agenda for the summit will to address the insecurity, terrorism threat as well as measures that have been set up in the recent days. Eastleigh area has not only suffered and harbored terrorists but also has experienced other forms of violent crimes.
Eastleigh accounts for at least 30% of total revenue collected in Nairobi County but in recent years this has experienced a drop because of investors shying from the area due to constant terror threats. The area is characterized by bad roads that make the area not only impenetrable by the shoppers but also security officers in pursuit of suspects.
Eastleigh has been headlined by terror attacks and al Shabaab terrorists hiding in the area being a perfect camouflage seeing as the Somali population is very high.
The summit is expected to be attended by the area MP Yussuf Hassan and Somali Ambassador to Kenya Gamal Mohamed.