A quite oasis that brings back sad memories
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.