Apart from the artificial lake, Uhuru Park is home to several national monuments, such as the iconic Nyayo statue and Mau Mau freedom fighters memorial, and an assembly ground that was a popular skateboarding spot on weekends and a location for local skateboarding competitions.

| Francis Nderitu | Nation Media Group

How earth movers ended up at Uhuru Park

A marabou stork stands forlornly next to the imposing blue iron sheets forming a three-metre-high barrier around Uhuru Park.

Welcome!

You're all set to enjoy unlimited Prime content.