, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 17 – 35,000 people have visited the Two Rivers Mall since it opened to the public on Valentine’s Day, according to Centum Investment Managing Director James Mworia.
Mworia says the mall on Limuru Road has created job opportunities for over 2,500 people so far with the mixed-development project expected to generate 10,000 jobs when complete.
President Kenyatta officially launched the mall this afternoon where he commended Centum for the development saying the government is committed to reforms that ease doing business in the country.
He took cognisant of the fact that Kenyan banks contributed largely in financing the mall, citing that it is an indication that Kenya’s financial sector is showing maturity.
“This is the kind of Transformation that my administration is promoting,” said the President.
Set on 11 acres, with 67,000 sqm of gross lettable area, Two Rivers Mall is the largest mall in Sub-Saharan Africa outside of South Africa, with almost two hundred stores.
The mall boasts a diverse mix of both international and local brands, including brands that are new to the region such as global fashion retailer LC Waikiki, Swarovski, Platform whose merchandise includes brands such as Zara. We will also have international retailers such as Attibassi Coffee, and Magic Planet a leading indoor entertainment provider.
In addition, Two Rivers is also home to exciting new local brands such as Nove Coffee Roasters and The Designer Studio to name a few. The Two Rivers offering also includes established local brands such as Chandarana FoodPlus, as well as a dedicated banking hall.