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Kilimani Street Festival & 5 KM Run, Feb. 27 2016 @ Kilimani & Environs

Kilimani Street Festival Poster
On Saturday, February 27th, FAFA partners with The Kilimani Project Foundation, Organic Farmers Market, Lornah Kiplagat and Nairobi City County to bring a carnival affair like no other to the streets of Kilimani and its environs. The event is set to kick off with the legendary LornahSports organising a morning #Kili5km run to encourage a healthy lifestyle and to explore the neighborhood. All participating runners will be provided with a running kit.

This will be followed by market shopping and entertainment which will include showcases of different and outstanding design products from Kenya’s finest coupled with great food, music, art and fashion. The event is meant to encourage people to try something new and promises to be a fun filled day for everyone. Expect a variety of performances from young artists and DJs throughout, the only challenge will be how to leave when you are having so much fun!

Date: February 27, 2016
Venue: Kilimani
Time: from 8 am
Kilirun, 5 km run, tickets are: Rates are ages 7-12 kES 100; 13-17 & students KES 200; Adults 500; Corporate teams of 5 (any gender) 5,000 KES

Parking: St. Georges Primary School

About Kilimani
Kilimani is located in the southern part of Westlands constituency. It is also an electoral ward of Nairobi County in Dagoretti North Constituency. Kilimani is located west of central Nairobi and adjacent Upper Hill estate and stretches all the way bordering South of Lavington and from Kileleshwa in the East to Ngong road.

The area has evolved from a low dense residential only area with the inclusion of commercial spaces. Many workers, employees and school going children come from the adjoining neighborhoods.

At the centre of Savannah Valley With a population of 43,000, it is a bustling neighborhood filled with creative energy hosting all Kenyan communities as well as Nigerians, Ghanaians, Sudanese, South Sudanese, Somalis, Ethiopians, other African nationalities, Chinese, Japanese, Europeans, Americans – name the nationality an you will find someone in Kilimani.

This diversity is its strength and its what makes this a unique community, which is hungry for innovation.

Further Event Details
Kili5km Run is set to start the day at 8.00am legendary LornahSports is organising a #Kili5km run to encourage a healthy lifestyle and to explore the neighborhood.

To register and participate. The following charges are incurred depending on entry category.
Rates are ages 7-12 kES 100; 13-17 & students KES 200; Adults 500; Corporate teams of 5 (any gender) 5,000 KES total.

Payment Procedure
Payment should be made to Kilimani Project Foundation via Mpesa. Choose Bill: 170412, Account Name: write name of runner. Once you have paid, kindly send your Mpesa confirmation number to They will send you back a registration form.

Running Kit
Running kit will be collected the day before (Friday, 26th Febraury). Incase a participant hasn’t collected his/her kit before the day of the event. He/She will receive their kit(s) between 7:00 -8:00 am on Saturday (event day).

All runners will assemble 8:00am at the junction of Denis Pritt and Rose Ave. The Run will culminate with a Prize giving ceremony at 10:00 am.

Market Shopping & Entertainment
This will be followed by market shopping & entertainment from 12 noon til 6:00pm, which includes the Organic Farmers Market as well as outstanding design products from Kenya’s finest, with prices fit for everyone’s pocket. Shopping experience will be coupled with a mix of food from around the globe as well as Kenya. Our community is diverse, so we would like to encourage people to try something new.

A variety of young artists and DJs will keep everyone entertained throughout, so the challenge will be how to leave when you are having so much fun!

February 22, 2016 at 5:17 pm Leave a comment

Chinese New Year Celebration, Feb. 7 2016 @ Eastland Hotel – Ring Road

Chinese New Year
Date: February 7, 2016
Venue: Eastland Hotel, Ring Road, Kilimani
Time: 11am – 4pm
Tickets: 1850Kshs
Contacts: 020-3861005 |

This event will includeChinese Buffet, Chinese Folk dance, paper cut art, Chinese calligraphy art and Peking opera mask colouring.

Organised in co-operation of some local Chinese associations.


February 2, 2016 at 10:04 am Leave a comment

Silence is a Woman by Sitawa Namwalie, Mar. 13-15 2014 @ Shifteye Gallery

Silence is a Woman
SILENCE IS A WOMAN by Sitawa Namwalie returns.
A new year a new show, about the many faces and spaces of silence in womens lives.

Show Dates: Thursday 13th March 2014, Friday 14th March, 2014 and Saturday 15th March, 2014
Doors Open: 6.30 PM, Show Starts: 7.30 PM
Venue: Shifteye Gallery, The Priory Place, Argwings Khodek Rd. Kilimani
Cost of Tickets: Ksh. 2,000/= per person
Bookings/MPESA: 0702024848 / Email:

Sitawa Namwalie
Aleya Kassim
Melvin Alusa

Willy Rama
Boaz Otieno

About “Silence is a Woman”

I have seen that if I want to write in such a way that I eject people out of their slumber, I must go where I am afraid to go. That is where the gold lies. That thing that I am afraid to face, that thing that has me triggered, spinning, pissed off, embarrassed, feeling humiliated, all those emotions that keep me SAFE that is where the gold lies.

March 10, 2014 at 2:25 pm Leave a comment

Nai ni Who? Zone 10 Events, Jun. 7-14 2013 @ Various Venues Around Kilimani

Nai ni Who
Dates: June 7-14, 2013
Venue: Zone 10 [around Kilimani]

Look out for
Street Party on Likoni lane opposite Kuona Trust
Date: June 7, 2013
Time: 1-4 pm
Special performances by: Yunasi and Somali musicians.

Download nai ni who zone10 brochure [schedule of events in pdf].

June 6, 2013 at 6:33 pm Leave a comment

Launch: The Kilimani Jana Photo-Exhibition, Nov. 17 2012 @ Yaya Centre – Ground floor

As Kenya prepares to celebrate 50 years of independence in 2013, over ten businesses, non-governmental and religious organizations and prominent individuals have come together to reflect on the history of Kilimani and explore its future as a community of choice in Nairobi.

The first major activity, a three part photo-exhibition, is being launched this Saturday 17th November at 10.00, Ground floor, Yaya Centre. The exhibition includes historic photos and stories on the origins and history of Kilimani. Two weeks later, several photographs of Kilimani today (Kilimani leo) will be displayed by Kilimani photographers, professional and amateur alike.

This is the first attempt to celebrate community in this way by a major shopping mall. Brought together under the umbrella of The Kilimani Project, these organizations will host the very first Kilimani Festival on December 15th. This will be a festival of music, art, food, conversations and games.

Irũngũ Houghton, Kilimani Project
Elizabeth Klem, Yaya Centre Management
Special surprise Kilimani resident celebrity

November 16, 2012 at 6:36 pm Leave a comment

Call for Application: Premier Incubation Program for Craft Makers & Designers, Until Nov. 30 2012

Craft Afrika invites applications to Kenya’s premier incubation program for craft makers and designers.

The 6 month Craft Enterprise Incubation Program (CEIP), starts January 2013 and will target an initial group of 15 craftpreneurs, who will undergo intensive one-on-one business training, networking and mentoring forums, market access services and access to INTEREST FREE LOANS that participants can apply for at any point during the training program.

The course will be undertaken at our offices at The GrowthHub, Cape Office Park, Ring Road, Kilimani.

Download the application forms here

Deadline for application is November 30, 2012

Contact person: Christine Gitau
Face Book page:
Mobile Number: 0732 982226 (office hours only)

November 13, 2012 at 1:17 pm Leave a comment

Craft Afrika: last Jumpstart Thursday of 2012, Nov. 1 2012 @ Growth Hub – Kilimani

Craft Afrika invites you to the last Jumpstart Thursday of 2012,

Date: November 1, 2012
Venue: Growth Hub, Kilimani
Time: 9 am-noon

There is a deeply entrenched notion that as a craft maker, you cannot make a decent living (remember the notorious question- is this all you do for a living?). And yet it isn’t necessarily true and we will prove it to you.

Join us for our 4th Jumpstart Thursday as we bust the myth of the “starving artist”. We will be talking about how to “Make Good Money from Your Craft”. Our Guest speaker, Zohra Baraka has been in the handicrafts business for over 20 years, has a turnover of over USD150, 000 PA (and that’s when sales are very low), is constantly showcasing at international trade shows and has developed a product that can only be described as A1.

She will be joined by Joan Karanja, former founding member of The Cooperation of Fair trade In Africa (COFTA) and Jacinta Kioko-Mwaura of Niro Collection.

AND the best part is, to allow as many of you to attend this business changing event, we are offering you an early Christmas Offer- buy 2 tickets for the price of one (1000Kshs).

October 22, 2012 at 11:32 am 2 comments

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