The Nairobi City Council is the local authority governing the city of Nairobi, Kenya . It is the largest of the 175 local Authorities in the country and is under direction of the Ministry of Local Government.
The Chief Executive of the City Council is the Town Clerk and is appointed by the Minister of Local Government. The Non executive branch of the Council is headed by the Mayor. The Towne Clerk oversees the functions of 17 main and 4 sub committees whose members are City Councillors. Each committee is chaired by one Councilor. The committees meet at scheduled meetings and adopt proposals by consensus. The proposals then pass through a full Council for review. Proposals can only be approved as Council Resolutions by the Minister for Local Government having been reviewed by the full Council.
The main offices of the Nairobi City Council are located at City Hall Plaza on City Hall Way. City Hall was constructed in the 1950s. At that time it was the tallest building in Nairobi with its clock tower standing at 165 ft high. The building was expanded in 1981 with the addition of the 13 storey City Hall Annex.