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Why Uhuru Park will soon be out of bounds to the public

Uhuru Park, located in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, will soon be closed to the public to allow for renovations.

The Nairobi County assembly has approved the decision to hand the park, which is located next to the Central Business District (CBD) a facelift.

A motion tabled in the assembly to temporarily close the park was supported by Majority leader Abdi Guyo and Minority leader Micheal Ogada who urged the authorities to work around the clock to complete the renovations within the stipulated time.

“We will give them the three months to renovate the place but they should not fence off the place and then disappear,” said Ogada.

City Hall and the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS), led by Major General Mohammed Badi have been tasked to complete the works.

Uhuru Park is an open recreational space within Nairobi that is mainly frequented by Kenyans in need of a rest, some of whom refer to it as ‘jobless corner’.

The Park, which consists of acres of green grass also offers families an opportunity to relax and have fun, including horse riding, and boat riding.

It is also renowned for hosting political events.