Jubilee politicians fault closure of Uhuru Park


Jubilee politicians fault closure of Uhuru Park
Uhuru Park

In Summary

  • A section of Jubilee leaders now want the Nairobi County Government to refund money to the Nairobi Business Community which had allegedly booked Uhuru Park Grounds on January 30th.
  • The Nairobi County Government announced the closure of Uhuru Park Grounds until further notice, raising suspicion it is a move to lock out the National Super Alliance.

A section of Jubilee leaders now want the Nairobi County Government to refund money to the Nairobi Business Community which had allegedly booked Uhuru Park Grounds on January 30th.

In a media address, Kiharu Member of Parliament Ndindi Nyoro said City Hall should give back Ksh.250,000 which the group had allegedly used to book the venue for a ‘cultural’ event targeting street children willing to undergo circumcision.

“If the county says Uhuru Park is under renovation yet we already booked it. Then it should refund the cost for the team to transfer to transfer to another place.”

Kiharu Member of Parliament Ndindi Nyoro

Jubilee politician Kelvin Shaban, who is seeking the Roysambu MP seat, faulted City Hall for announcing the closure of Uhuru Park saying the move undermines a charitable cause.

“Mike Sonko why did you have to close Uhuru Park grounds to the public saying it needs to undergo renovation? Why are you downplaying Moses Kuria, Nairobi Business Community and other Jubilee leaders’ incentive of having a circumcision rite on 30th January at Uhuru Park?” posed Shaban.

Earlier, Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria said they are part of the administrative team that was planning the medical camp together with the business community.

“We are doing this event jointly with the business community. We have our team of surgeons and I am in the administration team, said Kuria.

The Nairobi County Government announced the closure of Uhuru Park Grounds until further notice, raising suspicion it is a move to lock out the National Super Alliance.

Moses Kuria and Kelvin Shaban

The opposition had announced that it will swear in its principal Raila Odinga as the People’s president on January 30 at Uhuru Park.

In a public notice, however, City Hall has said Uhuru Park will remain closed from Wednesday, January 23, until further notice to allow for “phased improvement”.

“Notice is hereby given to the General Public that Uhuru Park Grounds is scheduled to undergo phased improvement works in order to enhance recreational usefulness to its visitors. We apologise for any inconveniences caused,” read the notice issued by County Secretary Leboo Ole Morintat.

During the closure, Uhuru Park will remain out of bound to the public for any gatherings or meetings.

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