nairobiForbes magazine has ranked Nairobi position 3 among the top cities to live in Africa.

Cape Town, South Africa and Accra, Ghana take up positions one and two respectively. The Kenyan capital has surprisingly beaten other big cities among them Johannesburg, Pretoria, Lagos and Cairo.

It’s not clear what Forbes was considering, but I must say I’m surprised. With the state of Nairobi roads, garbage and security, I would not have expected it anywhere near the top 3.

Here are the top 5 cities.

1. Cape Town, South Africa
2. Accra, Ghana
3. Nairobi, Kenya
4. Johannesburg, South Africa
5. Gaborone, Botswana