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Uhuru Park closed

Uhuru Park. [Photo/the-star.co.ke]

The Nairobi County Government has closed recreational facility, Uhuru Park.

The county has declared the premises off-limits just a day after National Super Alliance (NASA) leaders announced plans to hold a rally at the venue on Friday. 

In a statement, the County indicated that the is a measure to facilitate military preparations for the upcoming Mashujaa Day celebrations. 

County Secretary Leboo Ole Montintat told reporters that members of the public will not be allowed into the park until Friday, October 20.

"Celebrations will be held in Uhuru Park, a monumental ground of great historical importance for our country. Various preparations for the forthcoming celebrations have been going on over the last few weeks to accord the day highest standards possible," he told the Nation.

He added that the urgent move came after the Ministry of Interior confirmed this year's celebrations will be held at the park.

By press time, NASA had not responded to the ban since it was to be used as the area of convergence before heading to IEBC offices at Anniversary Towers.

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