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Moses Kuria reveals what he did before closure of Uhuru Park

Nairobi City County on Wednesday closed Uhuru Park indefinitely.

The lawmaker, through Facebook hours before the official communication from City Hall to lock the arena indefinitely, said that he and other MPs toured and assessed the area, ahead of the planned free circumcision for the street kids.

On Monday, the City County of Nairobi revealed that the controversial Nairobi Business Community, which Moses Kuria steers, claimed to have fully booked the venue on January 30, alongside two other churches, locking out the hyped Nasa event.

“Today we conducted an inspection tour of Uhuru Park grounds ahead of the much awaited Free and Voluntary Medical Camp on the 30th of January. I was accompanied by my colleagues Hon GG Murugara (Tharaka), Hon Rindikiri Murwithania (Buuri) and eminent Nairobi businessmen,” Moses Kuria said, hours before the closure of the venue by Sonko’s administration.

“Notice is hereby given to the General Public that Uhuru Park Grounds is scheduled to undergo phased improvement works in order to enhance recreational usefulness to its visitors. We apologise for any inconveniences caused,” read the notice issued by County Secretary Leboo Ole Morintat.

The County government revealed that during the time of closure, Uhuru Park will remain out of bounds to the public for any gatherings or meetings.

Meanwhile, Amani National Congress secretary general Godfrey Osotsi affirmed on Wednesday morning affirmed that the Raila Odinga oath will take place in Nairobi, but failed once again to state the venue.

ODM's Director of Communication Philip Etale, however, in a tweet said Uhuru Park was only among the five options the coalition had in mind.

"Was Uhuru's inauguration held at Uhuru Park? Panick mode [sic]. Uhuru Park, as I said, was just number 5 options," Mr Etale said.

Earlier, Mose Kuria claimed that the planned swearing-in fete for Raila Odinga had been cancelled in an online charm officensive to divert the attention of the coalition.

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