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[PHOTOS] A sneak peek of renovations at Uhuru, Central parks

The park will boast manicured lawns, maintained trees, enhanced walkways and green spaces.

In Summary

•According to a master plan by Nairobi Metropolitan Services, the new look Uhuru Park will comprise a modern garden with waterfronts.

•The works began last November but were suspended due to a court case.

The construction of the iconic Uhuru and Central parks to give them a world-class modern look is taking shape.

Ongoing construction at Uhuru Park and Central Park Nairobi on May 14, 2022.
Ongoing construction at Uhuru Park and Central Park Nairobi on May 14, 2022.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

According to a master plan by Nairobi Metropolitan Services, the new look of Uhuru Park will comprise a modern garden with waterfronts.

Construction workers at Uhuru Park Nairobi on May 14, 2022.
Construction workers at Uhuru Park Nairobi on May 14, 2022.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

The 12.9-hectare park will boast manicured lawns, maintained trees, enhanced walkways and green spaces.

Ongoing construction at Uhuru Park and Central Park Nairobi on May 14, 2022.
Ongoing construction at Uhuru Park and Central Park Nairobi on May 14, 2022.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

The lilies pond at the park will be turned into an aquarium named Uhuru Aquascape.

The works began last November but were suspended due to a court case.

Ongoing construction at Uhuru Park and Central Park Nairobi on 14th May 2022.
Ongoing construction at Uhuru Park and Central Park Nairobi on 14th May 2022.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

However, works continued last month after the National Assembly allocated Sh1 billion for the renovations of the parks through the Supplementary Appropriation Bill, 2021 which was assented to by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Ongoing construction at Uhuru Park and Central Park Nairobi on 14th May 2022.
Ongoing construction at Uhuru Park and Central Park Nairobi on 14th May 2022.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

A site visit by the Star revealed that the contractors have to hasten building works in the two parks.

Ongoing construction at Uhuru Park and Central Park Nairobi on 14th May 2022.
Ongoing construction at Uhuru Park and Central Park Nairobi on 14th May 2022.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

Already, construction on the foundations' slabs are visible in the two parks which were closed for renovations last month.

Ongoing construction at Uhuru Park and Central Park Nairobi on 14th May 2022.
Ongoing construction at Uhuru Park and Central Park Nairobi on 14th May 2022.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI
Ongoing construction at Uhuru Park and Central Park Nairobi on 14th May 2022.
Ongoing construction at Uhuru Park and Central Park Nairobi on 14th May 2022.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI
Ongoing construction at Uhuru Park and Central Park Nairobi on 14th May 2022.
Ongoing construction at Uhuru Park and Central Park Nairobi on 14th May 2022.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI
Ongoing construction at Uhuru Park and Central Park Nairobi on 14th May 2022.
Ongoing construction at Uhuru Park and Central Park Nairobi on 14th May 2022.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

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