BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,24TH JAN 2018-The county government of Nairobi has indefinitely closed Uhuru Park ahead of the planned swearing-in of Raila Odinga’s as the ‘people’s President’ at the venue on January 30.
A notice from Acting County Secretary Leboo Ole Morintat says Uhuru Park is scheduled to undergo phased improvement in order to enhance recreational usefulness to its visitors.
“Consequently the facility has been closed down to the public for any gatherings and meetings with effect from January 23 until further notice,” reads the notice.
Coalition organizer Norman Magaya on Tuesday labeled reports that they were considering another venue “propaganda.”
The coalition has been put on notice that to move forward with the planned swearing-in would be to commit an act of treason.
There has been another group calling itself Nairobi business community that also has had plans to hold a meeting at the venue on the same day when NASA is to have its swearing in ceremony.
Until the time of going on press the park was still a bee hive of activity with visitors and Kenyans of all walks of life going on with their normal business at the park.