Rafikiz. Lang’ata. And the art of clubbing in Nairobi

The Deal

WARNING: LONG POST AHEAD. DON’T START UNLESS IN TRAFFIC OR AT HOME.OR YOU HAVE AT LEAST 20 MINUTES.

You don’t need a kindergarten certificate to know that the alcoblow killed all the night clubs along Lang’ata Road. Even a goat knows this fact. Lang’ata, if you will, is an estate of wannabes. A stop over estate once you move from Eastlands (Umoja & Donholm) on your social climbing to Kilimani or Kileleshwa. A very useless of all estates of Nairobi. Ask a Lang’ata person where they stay and they let out ‘L.A’ slide from their mouth, you would think, they do not overlook Africa’s biggest slum.

L.A. It is aspirational of Los Angeles. Wishful thinking at its worst. In deed Lang’ata has its fair share of attractions. Uhuru Gardens, the most unkempt park in Africa. Lang’ata Cemetery, the most overcrowded cemetery in Africa. Carnivore, the only joint of its kind…

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