• May 25, 2024
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Sakaja lists businesses that will be allowed inside Uhuru Park including night club

Sakaja lists businesses that will be allowed inside Uhuru Park including night club

By Patricia Mollyne Mataga

Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has revealed that the county will be seeking to partner with the private sector for the establishment of several amenities within the recently renovated Uhuru Park.

The park was officially handed to Nairobi City County on Thursday, April 18, 2024, by the military who have been renovating it.

Speaking during the handing-over ceremony, Sakaja said one of the areas they will be seeking partnership with the private sector is the establishment of a nightclub within the park.

The move, the county boss said, is part of his administration’s effort to bring back clubs within the CBD from residential areas.

“There is a nightclub that is going to be built here because we agreed that making noise in the estates will have to stop. People should be coming here to make noise as much as they want,” Sakaja said.

“Everyone who wants to build the club can come and build the nightclub,” he added.

The Nairobi County boss said there was a need to revive the once bustling nightlife within the city that has since moved to residential areas.

Other facilities that will be constructed in the park include hotels, business premises as well as improvement of the man-made dam that has been a key attraction for Nairobians and visitors at the park.

“We will issue expression of tenders for business facilities and restaurants. We plan to have biosphere restaurants, and Swahili restaurants among others,” Sakaja said.

But even as he announced the new plans for Uhuru Park, the county boss said setting up the new facilities and partnership with the private sector will be done transparently.

Uhuru Park is a 12.9-hectare recreational park adjacent to the central business district of Nairobi, Kenya.

It was first opened to the general public by the late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta on 23 May 1969.

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