At Brew Bistro and Lounge restaurant in Westlands, the elegant outdoor roof slides over when it starts to rain and retracts when the sun comes out. It is more like playing peek-a-boo.
The retractable automated outdoor sheds installed with LED lights offer Kenyan developers an alternative to umbrellas or permanent iron sheets.
This new technology by Proshed Kenya is not limited to restaurant patios, homeowners in upmarket estates who want to spend time outdoors, but still find relief from the heat and rain are investing in the luxury roofs made in Italy.
Moses Mburu started the luxury shed business three years ago, becoming the authorised dealer for Italian-based Corradi Srl, a company that designs and manufacturers elegant outdoor accessories.