Mombasa County residents got treated to the first celebration of the New Year festivities in the New Kibarani Park.
The venue, that was commissioned as a dumpsite 50 years ago has been at the center of concern for most anti- Pollution groups in the coast region, owing to its procximity to the Indian Ocean.
After an intense clean up exercise that was led by Mombasa Governor Hon. Ali Hassan Joho, and Mombasa Cement boss, Bhadra Shah, New Year’s Eve celebrations were hosted by the governor himself, who viewed the renovation of the dumpsite a tremendous success.
The Park renovations include planting of trees, clearing the dumpsite and placement of sculptures and symbols of the County’s heritage, has been welcomed by Mombasa Residents and Kenyans at large.
“The problem with our people is faulting everything, the fireworks were at kibarani , I live in tudor and never felt the impact of noise, secondly fireworks is done all over the world not only in our small island. Tupendaneni jamani . ” said one Zainab.