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National Museum gives Nairobians rare treat

Nairobians took advantage of the free entrance to the National Museum and turned out in large numbers on Friday.

As most families celebrated Good Friday, they took the free entrance offer to tour the national heritage in the city.

According to a curator at the Nairobi Museum Eileen Musundi, the offer was to commemorate the World Museums day.

“It was a coincidence that this day fell on a holiday which meant great numbers for us at the museum. We have so far had more than 500 people visit and we are hoping for more before the end of today,” said Musundi.

She added that the museum had ensured security in and around the premise by having more security guards screening the visitors and CCTV Cameras in the museum.

For the hawkers around most social places in the city, it was booming business as parents took this opportunity to take their children out.

“I have recorded very high profits in such a long time and am happy that Easter has brought me good business,” said Pasta, an ice-cream vendor outside the museum.

One of the people who visited the museum Kevin said this was a rare occasion and it gave him an opportunity to visit the museum 10 years after the last time he was there.

“I am now aware of new heritage in our country and I have realized I need to keep visiting so as to experience our rich culture,” he added.