• In a notice of motion, assembly Majority Leader Abdi Guyo pushed for the parks' renovation.
• He said the status of the capital city's parks and green spaces has deteriorated.
Uhuru Park has temporarily been closed for renovation.
The park will undergo rehabilitation for three months under the Nairobi Metropolitan Service.
This follows concerns by MCAs over the untended state of both Uhuru and Central parks which are at risk of losing their historical significance and recreational appeal if not restored.
In a notice of motion tabled last Thursday, assembly Majority Leader Abdi Guyo pushed for the parks' renovation.
He said the status of the capital city's parks and green spaces has deteriorated over the decades as maintenance and renovation have not kept pace with the increasing population and residents' demands to use the park.
Guyo said he was deeply concerned parks of historical and national significance risk losing international appeal, recognition and status because of neglect.
"The disrepair of facilities and amenities at the two parks is worrying," he said.
Guyo, who is the Matopeni MCA, said green spaces like parks are critical to urban environments as they provide recreation and wellness. They also provide environmental management and green space sustainability.
He emphasised that rehabilitation of urban parks and green spaces in Nairobi is a presidential legacy project, so the county should step in and provide a face-lift.
"The fourth schedule of the Constitution provides for the functions and powers of county government concerning amenities, including county parks and recreational facilities,” Guyo said.
Edited by CM