Celebrating over a century of Ismaili community in Kenya

Khoja Mosque

Town Jamatkhana (Khoja Mosque) on Moi Avenue, Nairobi. The iconic religious and cultural centre marks its 100th anniversary on January 14, 2022.

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What you need to know:

  • The Ismailis, mainly migrants from the State of Gujarat in India, arrived to settle in Nairobi around 1900.
  • Town Jamatkhana was gazetted as a historic monument under the National Museums of Kenya in 2001.

The majestic iconic Town Jamatkhana (religious and cultural centre), popularly known as Khoja Mosque, a landmark on Moi Avenue in Nairobi’s Central Business District, first opened its doors on January 14, 1922. 

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