Details of the Nairobi Festival at Uhuru Park

Governor Sakaja is inviting residents to a week long festival

Piece by: Maureen Waruinge

• The Nairobi governor has shared a snippet of what to expect.

He has warned mosques and churches to be considerate about noise pollution.
Nairobi County Governor Johnson Sakaja addressing MCAs on October 19, 2022. He has warned mosques and churches to be considerate about noise pollution.
Image: The-Star

The highly anticipated Nairobi Festival is set to go down between the 12th to the 17th of December. Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has made public what you can expect at the festival.

"Nairobi as we promised the very first Nairobi Festival is here. A whole week to celebrate our ICT and Innovation. Our Arts, where we will feature artistes creative graffiti and photography. "

He shared a video unveiling how beautiful the Park appears to be.

"Our culture is made up of food, film, and of course our mathrees. Our bustling trade wholesome shopping experience from a variety of Nairobi residents."

He added;

"I invite you to come celebrate and experience the core of who we truly are as Nairobi. A city of immense talent creativity, and of course where we are all about the hustle. All this will happen here at the newly renovated Uhuru Park between the 12th and 17th of December. "

He encouraged residents to "Tokelezea Nairobi festival, vibe of the city."

Below are quick facts about the upcoming event;

-It is a five-day festival

 -The venue is Uhuru Park.

-It is being dubbed the vibe of the city.

-It will be held between the 12th and 17th of December. That's Monday to Saturday.

-Adults will pay sh100 and children sh50 bob.

The idea for a Nairobi Festival was floated by the Governor in September. He called for patience as a team came up with details.

“In December, we will set aside some streets to display culture, food, creativity, have the nganya awards for the best-done matatus, have rugby, football, and basketball tournaments and many other activities,” he said. 

Sakaja also directed the amendment of “archaic” laws which he said have inhibited photography, videography, film, and the creative industry in Nairobi. 

“When we say we want to be pro-business it is not just passive to stop harassment of traders but we want to be proactive to facilitate and promote. There are many archaic laws including those that hamper creativity and innovation and we are going to weed those out,” he said. 

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