The CBK Pension Tower also known as CBK Pension House is located on Harambee Avenue in Nairobi, Kenya. The building is 27 stories high and have 6 basement levels. Its one of the tallllest buildings in Kenya that rank over 25 stories in height
Uhuru officially opens CBK Pension Towers
Kenya’s latest skyscraper, the CBK Pension Towers, valued at Ksh2.5 billion has attracted considerable attention from China over its ultra-modern outlook.
Speaking at the building’s launch attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday, May 26, Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) Pension Chairman, Dominic Mwenja, noted that the building was honoured by China even before it was opened for operations.
He further explained that it is ranked among the coolest and most modern buildings across the continent while also saving the environment.
“This building is the coolest and most modern building in the CBD and Nairobi today. I am happy to tell you that Kenyans are creative and can design such an iconic building which has even been featured in China as one of the most ultra-modern buildings in Africa.
Its unique design gives the impression of two leaning towers facing the opposite direction, a design exemplifying two retirees.
“In between, we have the Pension Towers, the Pension Fund and the CBK as the anchor of support for our retirees,” CBK Pension Fund chair Dominic Mwenja said.
“This is a testament to how we view our retirees. Our retirees give us the best years of their lives, it’s incumbent upon us to make sure that they are comfortable in their golden years.”
Mwenja said the whole idea behind the construction of the building was to ensure CBK retirees have a comfortable life after years of service.
“For that, we are grateful to the team that did this. We have incorporated in this building a fantastic viewing section so that you can have the entire view of the whole county,” stated Mwenja.
1/2 His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday presided over the official opening of the Shs 2.49bn Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) Pension House in Nairobi Central Business District along Harambee Avenue. pic.twitter.com/XT7Tc0eU8O
CBK Pension Tower, which was designed by Kenyan architects under the Arprim Consultants, is fitted with solar panels and supplies its own clean energy during the day.
Located along Harambee Avenue in Nairobi, the skyscraper sports two shiny sky blue glass towers facing opposite directions.
Speaking about its design, Mwenja revealed that it was inspired by two retired individuals facing different directions in tandem with the Pension’s goal to fund its retired members forever.
“Over 4 years ago, the fund started the journey of developing this property as one of the assets to ensure that retirees of the CBK will have a comfortable retirement.
“Many people ask me why the towers are leaning in opposite directions. The whole idea was to have two retired persons, one facing this way and the other that way. In between, we have the Pension Fund and the CBK as the anchor and support for our retirees and this is a testament of how we view our retirees,” he explained.
The skyscraper is a 27-storey building with 6 basement levels and encompasses office suites as well as retail stores for private tenants. It is also designed to accommodate a currency museum, conference and support facilities.
“The payments go by the 25th of every month. If there are any questions they have to be answered within 24 hours,” he said.
The CBK boss thanked the president for supporting the construction of the towers, citing it as an extension of his affordable housing project.
He said 57 support staff of the CBK were allocated houses in one of the residential complexes.
“They asked me to thank you directly,” Njoroge said.
Also present during the event were Treasury CS Ukur Yatani, NMS Director-General Mohammed Badi and other state officials.
The Sh2.49 billion building has offices, offering retail and office space to private sector tenants. It also accommodates a currency museum, conference facilities and support facilities.
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