FACELIFT

[PHOTOS OF THE DAY] Facelift works continue at Uhuru Park

The park is undergoing a facelift and will be accessible to the public next year.

In Summary

• Uhuru Park has been undergoing a facelift for months now, with many worrying if it will still regain it's previous glory.

• The Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) has responded to the allegations circulating online of the historic Uhuru Park land being leased to a private investor.

Pedestrian walk past excavators at section of unfenced Uhuru Park on November 23,2021.The Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) has responded to the allegations circulating online of the historic Uhuru Park land being leased to a private investor saying that the park was undergoing facelift and would be available to the public next year. PHOTO/ENOS TECHE
Pedestrian walk past excavators at section of unfenced Uhuru Park on November 23,2021.The Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) has responded to the allegations circulating online of the historic Uhuru Park land being leased to a private investor saying that the park was undergoing facelift and would be available to the public next year. PHOTO/ENOS TECHE

It has been famous as a place for families to unwind during weekend afternoons, but is now inaccessible.

Uhuru Park has been undergoing a facelift for months now, with many worrying when it will still regain its previous glory.

A lady carries her belonging at a section of Uhuru park that has been left to the public gathering on November 23,2021.PHOTO/ENOS TECHE
A lady carries her belonging at a section of Uhuru park that has been left to the public gathering on November 23,2021.PHOTO/ENOS TECHE

The Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) has responded to the allegations circulating online of the historic Uhuru Park land being leased to a private investor.

It said that the park was undergoing facelift would be available to the public next year.

Traders going about their business at Uhuru park section that has not been fenced for renovation on November 23,2021.PHOTO/ENOS TECHE
Traders going about their business at Uhuru park section that has not been fenced for renovation on November 23,2021.PHOTO/ENOS TECHE

Those who were working within the park have been forced to look for other areas to sell their products.

NMS boss Director-General Lt. Mohammed Badi in July announced that his entity will transform Uhuru Park into a modern recreation centre with flowers and waterfronts in six months.

A section of Uhuru Park undergoing facelift on November 23,2021.PHOTO/ENOS TECHE
A section of Uhuru Park undergoing facelift on November 23,2021.PHOTO/ENOS TECHE

“A city’s green space is literally the life of its people. From Michuki Park, ongoing works at Jeevanjee, Uhuru Park and City Park, rehabilitation and beautification of streets and medians this truly is the Green city in the sun, “ he said.

With the ongoing renovations, Uhuru Park will be out of use for non -recreational activities including political campaigns and demonstrations.

A section of Uhuru Park undergoing facelift on November 23,2021.PHOTO/ENOS TECHE
A section of Uhuru Park undergoing facelift on November 23,2021.PHOTO/ENOS TECHE

This means that politicians will be forced to seek alternative grounds for their meetings as campaigns waves hit the city.

Meanwhile, work at Jeevanjee Gardens is going on well.