Opening of Kiambu Mall postponed until December (Kenya)

By Anne Njanja | Business Daily, Kenya October 2, 2017

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 B.

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