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Opening of Kiambu Mall postponed to December

Java will be a tenant at Kiambu Mall. FILE PHOTO | NMG
Java will be a tenant at Kiambu Mall. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

Developers of Kiambu Mall have pushed the opening of the shopping hub to December, owing to construction delays.

The Sh800 million shopping mall was previously set to open its doors in August.

Mugaa Investment Developers chairman Peter Burugu blames the delays on political uncertainty in the country which has slowed down shipment of construction materials.

Construction at the site is now at its peak, as the developer targets to welcome shoppers before Christmas holidays.

“This mall is a first for Kiambu County and has set standards for future developers coming here. Our idea is to give an alternative to clients that travel to Nairobi to do shopping,” said Mr Burugu.

Botswana retailer Choppies will be the mall’s anchor tenant, making it the first major supermarket to open a store in Kiambu.

Other tenants include Java, Nairobi Hospital, Ashleys, Vivo, and Commercial Bank of Africa. The mall’s first three floors will be taken up by shops while the top most is reserved for offices. 

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