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Nai ni Who Festival: Kilimani 2016, Aug. 14-19 2016 @ Kilimani

Dates: August 14-19, 2016
Venue(s): in Kilimani

Sunday 14th August:
‘Kilimarch’ from Prestige Plaza to Kuona Trust
Join a live band and fellow Kilimanians as we march from Prestige Plaza in a carnival style to Kuona Trust where we will have a variety of programmes and activities including an Instameet with Mutua Matheka on the Sunday 14th .

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday (13th-17th August):
Kids Art Workshop at Kuona Trust, 10 a.m.

Tuesday 16th August:
Discussion ‘Urban Decay’ with Urban Planning Students, 2:00 p.m. ADD Building, University of Nairobi
Students of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning will hold a discussion on ‘Urban Decay. Come and share your views on the same and what you think of Kilimani as well as other parts of the City.

Wednesday 17th August:
Kilimani Rising, Stakeholders discussion on Streetscaping
Kilimani Rising is finally coming to be! Stakeholders will hold a discussion and workshop, sharing ideas on how we can improve our streets! (More information on Kilimani Rising can be read below).

Thursday 18th August:
Photo School and model displays at Arboretum
2:00 p.m

Friday 19th August:
Public discussion on ‘A Clean Kilimani’
2:00 p.m. Cotton Road


August 5, 2016 at 1:42 pm Leave a comment

Nai Ni Who Festival: A Celebration on Nairobi Neighborhoods, July 16 – Sept. 30 2016 Various Hoods Around Nairobi

Festival Kick-Off: July 16, 2016
Venue: Kibra, DC Grounds

Participating Neighborhoods in this year’s festival: Kibera, Kamkunji, Kilimani and the South B-­‐Mukuru

About Nai Ni Who Festival
Once again, Nairobi is set to host Nai Ni Who, what has now become an annual citywide festival. The festival is scheduled to kick-­‐off on Saturday July 16, 2016 and run over the next two months into September 2016.

An initiative of The GoDown Arts Centre, Nai Ni Who? showcases the diverse cultures of Nairobi as the City county’s various neighborhoods transform into platforms for sharing Nairobi histories and stories, and celebrating its people and their neighbourhood assets and cultures.

Since it launched in 2013, the festival has catalyzed residents of Nairobi to engage with both the positive and challenging aspects of the city, with a view to expressing pride for and ownership of their city. Nairobians who have participated in previous festivals have made such comments as follow: “ Nai Ni Who helps us to look at people for who they are, to feel the city as it is, to not judge the people and places of Nairobi, ” and “it brought all Nairobi-­‐ans together and it promoted our Nai culture.”

This year, as in previous festivals, The GoDown Arts Centre has been engaging in pre-­‐ festival meetings with residents in the various neighborhoods, planning the events and programs for the celebrations. Nai Ni Who 2016 will include action in the neighbourhoods of Kibera, Kamkunji, Kilimani and the South B-­‐Mukuru. There will also be activities in the City Centre, comprising free city walking tours in the weekends, led by youthful guides who have undergone a training on the histories and stories behind the streets and buildings in the CBD.

Using multiple publicity strategies such as street billboards, flyers and social media, with illustrations drawn from the distinctive style of Nairobi artist Michael Soi, the festival aims to amplify awareness around identity and belonging in the city.

Already lined up by the neighbourhoods are parades, concerts, clean-­‐up activities, markets and sports events. Children from Nairobi’s city schools will also have a chance to know their city through visits organized for them by the Nai Ni Who festival to the National Park, the National Museums, Karura Forest and other destinations.

About The GoDown Arts Centre
The Centre, which has been operational for the past 13 years has contributed immensely to the advancement of a robust arts and culture sector in Nairobi. It is the force behind another significant Nairobi arts event -­‐ Manjano – the annual Nairobi arts exhibition and art prize for artists resident in Nairobi.

July 15, 2016 at 2:51 pm Leave a comment

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

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