Last week on Valentine’s Day, the self styled largest shopping complex in Kenya and East Africa opened its door to the general public in Nairobi, Kenya. Dubbed the Two Rivers Mall, the shopping complex is partly owned by Centum Investment, a public East African investment company.
Located close to the affluent neighbourhoods of Runda, Nyari, Gigiri and Muthaiga; the Two Rivers Mall sits on up to 100 acre piece of land and accommodates up to 200 stores, which will host a diverse mix of more than 150 international and local brands such as Nike, Swarovski, Anmol, Chandarana FoodPlus, Zara, Adidas, Magic Planet, Hugo Boss, Woolsworths, and Nove Coffee Roaster.
Carrefour will be the property’s anchor tenant. The French multinational retailer, with over 12,000 outlets globally, has taken up about 16% of the mall. Before the middle of the year, the property is expected to add residential apartments and a five-star hotel.
In a statement issued by Centum chairman, Chris Kirubi said;
“Two Rivers Mall will show the world that Kenya is capable of delivering a world class experience. It creates employment opportunities and is designed to offer world-class shopping experience and hopefully stop people from going to foreign countries for shopping. The mall comes with an app that is designed to help the shopper to, for instance, pay for parking and access other information regarding the shopping complex.”