, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 20 – A record 120,105 people are reported to have visited the newly opened Two Rivers Mall on Sunday.
Statistics provided by the Mall’s management show that there were 14,767 vehicles to the mall, a record never seen before at any shopping mall in Nairobi on a single day.
The Mall was officially opened by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday and has been a beehive of activities for shoppers attracted to various local and international brands-including Carrefour and Global Fashion retailer LC Waikiki which opened the first Sub-Saharan Africa store at the Mall.
“I’m not sure we have seen such numbers during the opening of any mall in Kenya. Thank you for the support,” Dr Chris Kirubi, Chairman of Centum Investment which established the mall as its flagship project said.
To keep the visitors interested, the management of the mall had ample entertainment tailor-made for all ages.
It included African drummers, Violin and ballerinas among others. Flute rides where also available at the mall to entertain the children.
Since it opened on Valentine’s day, the mall has been the talk of town while successfully disrupting the retail circles.
“Two Rivers is a step in the road to prosperity and freedom to every Kenyan,” President Kenyatta said when he opened the Mall.
Under the hashtag #TwoGoodToBeTrue, Two Rivers has dominated the trending charts on social media, with shoppers posting their memorable photographs taken at scenic sites at the mall located on Limuru Road in Nairobi.
The mall’s official launch was attended by hundreds of local and international guests from the business and diplomatic circles who lauded Centum for “taking Kenya to another level.”
“Well done to the #TwoRiversKe team for a job well done,” said Peter Levet, Old Mutual MD from south Africa.
Set on 11 acres of the 102-acre property, the mall has 67,000 sqm of gross lettable area and is in close proximity to the affluent neighbourhood of Runda, Nyari, Gigiri and Muthaiga.