East Africa’s shopping landscape is slowly changing with the construction of multi-million dollar centres in prominent cities.
Many projects are being developed by investment firms and private equity funds eager to cash in on the region’s burgeoning consumer markets.
The first phase of the project will include 33,000 square miles of retail space, residential units and a parking area. Garden City is located along the Thika highway, a multi-million dollar road completed in 2012 that connects Nairobi with the town of Thika, about 40km north-east of the capital. The development has attracted leading retailers, including South Africa’s Game and US fast-food chain KFC.