According to the designer, the tower will be home to a 270-bed hotel, shopping mall, and a nightclub. It will further have 180 serviced apartments, office suites, a conference centre, and restaurants.
The proposed mega structure has, however, sharply divided the community, setting one camp against the other, a split that threatens to spill to the corridors of justice.
It has near-perfect weather and one of Kenya’s pristine white sandy beaches. It’s a playground for the Italian rich, who come, not to flaunt their money but to quietly enjoy the sunshine within the privacy of their multimillion-dollar investments.
Welcome to Watamu, a village outpost to some that is now attempting to pull off a Little Dubai feat, in its quest to host a Sh23 billion 61-floor luxury hotel and residential facility, and arguably one of the continent’s tallest skyscrapers.