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Countdown to Nairobi Festival 2nd Edition: A 5-day extravaganza

The Nairobi Festival Organizing Committee has officially announced the dates for the highly anticipated second edition of the festival.

Spearheaded by Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja, this flagship event is scheduled to unfold from the December 12 to 17 at the revitalized Uhuru Park, which underwent two years of extensive renovations.

The committee invites participants aged 18 to 80 to join the festival, promising an even more significant and vibrant experience this time around.

Dr Anastasia Nyalita, the County Executive Committee member for Inclusivity, Public Participation, and Customer Service, expressed excitement about the upcoming event.

She anticipates a massive turnout of over a hundred thousand Nairobi residents, eager to embrace the cultural celebration.

“We will be highlighting Nairobi’s diversity and talent, spanning music, cooking, art, and various cultural expressions. I’m eager to review the submissions with my team and discover the next big talent in Nairobi,” said Dr Nyalta during a recent media briefing by the committee.

Governor Sakaja, in the inaugural edition, emphasised the festival’s focus on celebrating Nairobi’s rich culture, featuring artists exclusively from Nairobi County.

The event provides a platform for vendors and businesses to showcase their products.

Governor Sakaja promised that this year’s festival would reach international standards, with increased partnerships and a more extensive budget, setting the stage for a grander international event.

The recent renovations at Uhuru Park and Central Park have not only rejuvenated the spaces but also attracted new eateries and high-end hotels.

The iconic monuments, including the Mau Mau freedom fighters, The Pope’s, and The Peace, Love, and Unity monuments, have been meticulously maintained, adding to the allure of the festival venue.