President Kenyatta commissions the Nairobi Street Kitchen

President Kenyatta commissions the Nairobi Street Kitchen

President Uhuru Kenyatta when he commissioned the Nairobi Street Kitchen on December 22, 2021. PHOTO | PSCU

  • Nairobi Street Kitchen is located at Mpaka Road in Westlands.
  • It incorporates an eclectic collection of restaurants, bars and entertainment spaces setting the perfect mood for any occasion.
  • The President congratulated Nairobi Street Kitchen for being innovative and creative.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday launched the Nairobi Street Kitchen, Nairobi’s newest hip food market.

Nairobi Street Kitchen, which is located at Mpaka Road in Westlands, incorporates an eclectic collection of restaurants, bars and entertainment spaces setting the perfect mood for any occasion.

Simba Corp Group CEO Dinesh Kotecha, speaking at the launch event, said: “We are extremely pleased to commission the most innovative street food market, in Kenya. It is the first of its kind as it incorporates a kaleidoscope of culinary adventure featuring 11 different cuisines including Mexican, South East Asian, Portuguese, Indian street food presented in fun, expressive and creative ways.”

In his remarks, the President congratulated Nairobi Street Kitchen for being innovative and creative to add a unique culinary experience to the hospitality industry.

The Ministry of Tourism in its 2020 report to measure the impact of COVID-19 established that the local tourism sector was disrupted by unprecedented drop in hotel demand leading to closure of most hotels and job losses.

This, the report credited to cancellation of meetings, conferences, accommodation and exhibitions.

The hospitality industry has however been recovering since August 2020 when international flights were opened up.

The government is now encouraging tourism experiences like the Nairobi Street Kitchen to energize the industry, bring it back from the ashes so it can thrive again as restrictions are loosened up and the economy open ups.

The Nairobi Street Kitchen, through its food production and hospitality, is providing employment to Kenyans; according to Statista, the unemployment rate stood at 6.6 per cent in the first quarter of 2021 against 5.4 per cent in the previous quarter.

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