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The gardens were officially declared a National Monument in 1966 because of their historical importance.Of importance to note is that it is Kenya’s birthplace. This is where the first Kenyan flag was first raised and thus marking the very first year of independence on the 12th December 1963.Within the garden are two monuments commemorating Kenya’s independence, and a Mugumo (fig) tree.The Mugumo tree is symbolic as it was planted on the spot where the Union Jack (British flag) was brought down and Kenya’s national flag was first hoisted. The site was a diversity of native flora and fauna of savannah woodland.In addition to the historical significance, Uhuru Gardens continues to attract various events as a recreational park. It is popular as a rest area for families and friends, a must visit for schools and in recent times has gained popularity as an events venue for corporate launches, concerts, weddings, film location just to name a few.For those who are looking for a secure jogging spot, this is the perfect location for keeping fit.Future plans will include improving the park to have a wider variety of leisure activities for all. The Mashujaa/ heroes Corner will also be adjacent to this beautiful park which will mark as a reminder to celebrate our Kenyan heroes.So next time you pass by Langata Road, walk or drive in to enjoy our rich heritage that lives on through this park.

 

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Ken Chege

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A picnic spot in the city

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There is always something to do in Nairobi. It is truly in a league of its own. One such activity is visiting Uhuru Gardens. It is located just a few minutes from the city center. A cab from the CBD costs KES180 only. It is the ideal spot for picnics and for kids to play in the lush green gardens. I have been there a few times and the activity I enjoy the most is the boat rides. A boat ride goes for KES200 and you get to enjoy 15 minutes going around the pond. It is a good place to kick back and relax. Most people go there for picnics. The great thing is that it is huge and therefore no one infringes on your space at any given time. If you want to take your kids to have fun or go on a date including boat rides, this is the place for you.

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