How Kenyans reacted to Uhuru Park’s closure
Kenyans have shared varied reactions on social media to Nairobi County Government’s announcement of the indefinitely closure of Uhuru Park grounds on Wednesday.
The closure of the venue, the county government explained in a paid up advert appearing in the dailies, will enable “phased improvement works in order to enhance recreational usefulness to its visitors.”
Critics have however interpreted this announcement as a ploy to subvert the planned swearing in of opposition leader Raila Odinga as the ‘People’s President’.
The National Resistance Movement of NASA invites you to the official swearing-in ceremony of the bona fide President and Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya at Uhuru Park, Nairobi #Resist #NRM pic.twitter.com/JaosU0Mr7W
— NASA Coalition (@CoalitionNASAKe) January 22, 2018
The ceremony is slated for the same venue on January 30.
Also affected is a free medical camp, involving free circumcision, spearheaded by Gatundu South lawmaker Moses Kuria, that also had been primed for the venue on the same day.
If you want anything of yours renovated just say it is a swearing venue, they’ll sort you like Uhuru park pic.twitter.com/H4MnAiF52U
— Raila Junior Odinga (@Railajunior) January 24, 2018
So what renovation is going on at Uhuru Park that they have to close it? Are they painting the grass or what?
— Mutembei (@MutembeiRintari) January 24, 2018
— Zamzam (@ZamuHajji) January 24, 2018
If NASA intends to swear in Raila Odinga they will, regardless of whether #UhuruParkOffLimits and you know what will happen then. Just allow these KENYANS do what is right by them. Do not infuriate the people. THEY HAVE A RIGHT TOO. #CountdownToCanaan #resist @Nyamwanda
— Abala Kinyua. ?? (@AbalaKinyua) January 24, 2018
Apart from Uhuru Park let them also go ahead and close Uhuru Highway, Kenyatta Avenue and Mama Ngina street for renovation too. #uhuruparkofflimits
— ????????? (@DuncanKokonya) January 24, 2018