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(PHOTOS): Nairobians mark Boxing Day as Uhuru Park remains closed

Christmas mood in Nairobi's air

In Summary

• Kenyans from different parts of Nairobi got celebrate the day with family and friends despite the cold gloomy weather.

• Boxing day originated as a holiday to give gifts to the poor and less fortunate. Who get to unbox gifts given to them in Christmas boxes.

On Sunday, Kenyans in Nairobi turned out to mark the Boxing Day after Christmas Day.

Kenyans at Sunken Park on December 26, 2021.
Kenyans at Sunken Park on December 26, 2021.
Image: MERCY MUMO

It originated as a holiday to give gifts to the poor and less fortunate. Who get to unbox gifts given to them in Christmas boxes.

A child is seen riding a scooter at Sunken Park on December 26, 2021.
A child is seen riding a scooter at Sunken Park on December 26, 2021.
Image: MERCY MUMO

The Nairobians celebrated the day with their family and friends despite the cold gloomy weather.

Nairobi residents take photos outside the office of the Governor on December 26, 2021.
Nairobi residents take photos outside the office of the Governor on December 26, 2021.
Image: MERCY MUMO

This comes even as the iconic place to mark the day Uhuru Park remains closed for renovation.

Children and parents outside Uhuru Park seen having fun on December 26, 2021.
Children and parents outside Uhuru Park seen having fun on December 26, 2021.
Image: MERCY MUMO

Nairobians still managed to mark the day by visiting other places within the county.

Children outside Uhuru Park seen having fun on December 26 ,2021.
Children outside Uhuru Park seen having fun on December 26 ,2021.
Image: MERCY MUMO

However, a majority still managed to mark the day outside the park.

A girl rides a horse outside what was formerly known as Lunar Park on December 26, 2021.
A girl rides a horse outside what was formerly known as Lunar Park on December 26, 2021.
Image: MERCY MUMO

Others visited Sunken Park, outside the governor's office, Kenyatta International convention Center, and outside the Lunar Park. 

Children skating at Sunken Park on December 26, 2021.
Children skating at Sunken Park on December 26, 2021.
Image: MERCY MUMO
A child enjoying his ride outside Uhuru Park.
A child enjoying his ride outside Uhuru Park.
Image: MERCY MUMO