Sakaja Announces Construction Of Nightclub At Uhuru Park [VIDEO]

Sakaja revealed that this would offer an alternative to having nightclubs located in residential estates.

Sakaja Announces Construction Of Nightclub At Uhuru Park [VIDEO]
Aerial view of Uhuru Park and Nairobi governor Johnson Sakaja (inset) during a past address. /NTV.JOHNSON SAKAJA

Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has announced that his administration will embark on the construction of a nightclub at Uhuru Park.

Speaking during the official handing over of Uhuru Park on Thursday, April 18, Sakaja revealed that this would offer an alternative to having nightclubs located in residential estates.

"There is a nightclub that is going to be here. We agreed that the making noise in the estate should stop. You can come here and scream until the cows come home," he said.

"That is the zone, do your parties there, so whoever wants to build their club on that side, can be able to come and build it because we want to bring back entertainment into the CBD."

Also in the pipeline is the construction of a dancing fountain at the renovated park, estimated to cost Ksh156 million.

"We want to do a dancing fountain at Ksh156 million," he stated. However, he indicated that more work would still be done at the national monument amounting to Ksh500 million.

Sakaja also revealed that the additional projects in the park which also include Swahili and African restaurants among others will be built under the public-private partnership (PPPs).

The specific locations where the facilities will be put up, he said, have already been identified assuring those interested in running the businesses among others in the park that the process will be transparent.

Sakaja also indicated that the park will also have manual gym equipment to allow residents who want to keep fit to enjoy using the park.

In partnership with other companies, two basketball courts will also be set up at the park.

Furthermore, the existing pond will also be drained to allow contractors to revamp the pond to have clear water.

According to the governor, the majority of the additional work will be done within the next nine months and fully funded by the county government.

He also appealed to members of the public, especially Nairobians to protect the park and avoid any acts of vandalism, urging them to observe park rules which will be in place at the entrance of the facility, citing the costly affair it took to renovate the park to the current standards.

"Let us commit ourselves to the preservation and enhancement of this park and other parks across the city," he said while asking those who have encroached into it to immediately move out.

"Everybody who has encroached on the park, just do it on your own so that when we come you will not say we have demolished because we shall not leave until we have restored it."

Reiterating that entry to the park is free, Sakaja stated that those entering the park will have to have identity cards which they will surrender to security officers manning the entrance.

A view of the new-look Uhuru Park. /PHOTO