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The Memorial Park is a place where people come to reflect, remember and relax. It is also a public forum and space for cultural events in music and arts that also help promote local art and artists.

On August 7th, 1998, a group of terrorists used a car bomb to blow up the then United States Embassy located at the corner of Moi and Haile Selassie Avenues, causing the deaths of 218 innocent people and injuring thousands of others. Many of the victims were left with blinding injuries, others were left with only partial sight, caused by the millions of shards of glass that flew from the Embassy and surrounding buildings.

The August 7th Memorial Trust was charged with developing the site into a memorial park not only as a tribute to the victims but also as a place where the public would be educated about the futility of violence and the essence of peace. The construction of the park was made possible by donations in cash and kind by a number of individuals, companies, and organizations, leading to its opening on 7th August 2001.

1 Review for August 7th Memorial Park

Shalet

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A quite oasis that brings back sad memories

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7th Memorial Park in honor of the 1998 US embassy bombing in Nairobi. It is a place to offer tribute to the loss of people from many countries who lost their lives serving in the great cooperative house, the American embassy, citizens, visitors, and many others. The place is accessible during the day, and convenient. It feels good to honor the innocent lives lost in the tragic occurrence! If there is a park in Nairobi one needs to visit, this is it. A museum, a memorial park, a memorial wall, and the quiet. The mission statement says a place where the public would be educated about the futility of violence and the essence of peace.’ They have indeed hit the nail on the head. The park is a calm environment to relax as you wait for an appointment or to cool down, the entrance fee is 50ksh it’s cheap and just within the town, the garden is beautifully done by the management. One can hold small birthday parties, engagements, or even chama meetings at a fee paid to the management because of the available tents and chairs. Cool breeze. Unlike the Jeevanjee gardens, this park is calm and quiet. While I did not spend too much time here, I managed to have access to the museum, the entrance fee is applicable to 100ksh. I was welcomed by one of the staff who was kind enough to introduce himself and take me around the museum as he explained everything. First, you start with watching the video of how everything unfolded… this is a 3hrs video, if you have time you can watch it till the end. This video is not for the faint-hearted. Despite its sad past, it’s a beautiful place to visit both in memory of the victims of the bomb blast and even for one to relax and unwind.

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