Taste of K1’s flea market Sundays

The entrance to the K1 Flea Market held every Sunday in Nairobi. PHOTO| FILE

What you need to know:

  • According to Albert Lafarge (1998) "flea market" is a translation of the French marché aux puces which was established in Paris in about 1860, after Napoleon III demolished the homes and alleys of dealers of second-hand goods.
  • Whether the origin relates to an infestation of fleas or not, there were certainly no fleas on the items for sale at the K1 market last Sunday. In fact, most of the goods were new.

The K1 Klub House has been a firm fixture of Nairobi’s nightlife scene for many years now. With its low prices, basic makuti-style structure and sports bar/club blend, it filled a large gap in the market when it first opened in 1985.


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