• Uhuru and Central parks have been closed since last year November when renovations were made by the Nairobi Metropolitan Service.
• MPs had allocated Sh1 billion for the renovations.
Kenyans on Monday braved the heavy downpour as they made their way into the newly renovated Uhuru Park ahead of the opening of the Nairobi Festival.
This will be the first annual Nairobi Festival to be launched to appreciate the city's diverse food, culture and art.
The festival will display and celebrate the “vibe of the city”.
Parents and children braved the rain and made their way into the park.
There was a heavy downpour in the afternoon and people who were already in the park sheltered under tents raised by businesses owners at Uhuru Park.
Children enjoyed at the playground.
Nairobi Festival will be held after Jamhuri Day celebrations, bringing together food, the arts, matatu art awards, as well as exhibitions on designated city streets.
Uhuru and Central parks have been closed since last year November when renovations were made by the Nairobi Metropolitan Service.
MPs had allocated Sh1 billion for the renovations.
Using its contractors, NMS renovated Uhuru and Central parks into a world-class modern look for recreational purposes.