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Village Beat

April - May 2014

CONTENTS 3 JAMBO It’s all in the numbers… 4 Village News 7 New Villager Renzo Accessories


8 Five minutes with… Isha Saini, Interior Design Consultant Cover picture courtesy of: Isha Saini, Interior Design Consultant

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PO Box 100-00621, The Village Market Tel: +254 (0)20 712 2488/90 Fax: +254 (0)20 712 2477 Email: Editorial Co-ordinator: Ann Gitari

11 Still Here Coco Chic 12 PROFILER Daniel Muriiki, Senior Accountant 14 Lifestyle Sky Décor 16 Feature Mille Collines 18 Bookworm

Sales & Advertising: Damar Padwa, Maureen Gichiri, Vanessa Odera


Marketing Manager: Dominic Mbugua

21 Social Responsibility

Contributors: Amondi Buyu, Damar Padwa, Elixir Health, Kamal Kaur, Reema Doshi

22 Well Being Age-old herb remedies…

Photography: Big Four Photographers Print: Modern Lithographic Kenya Ltd Distribution: The Village Market Designed by:

Land & Marine Publications Ltd


24 Kaya Spa Let’s talk about sex and the spa 26 Escape Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa


29 Tyre tips

The opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the editor, or any other organisation associated with this publication. No liability can be accepted for any inaccuracies or omissions.

30 Village diary

©2014 The Village Market


31 A-Z of Village Market 32 Essential contacts





It’s all in the numbers…


ne of my favourite lines in ‘The Shadow of the Wind’ by Carlos Ruiz Zafón is the conversation between Don Ricardo Aldaya and Julian Carax.

DRA: And tell me, doesn’t banking tempt you? JC: I don’t know, sir. The truth is that it hadn’t even entered my head. I’ve never seen more than three pesetas together. High finance is a mystery to me. DRA: There’s no mystery, Julian. The trick is not to put pesetas together in three, but in three million. That way there’s no enigma, I can assure you. No Holy Trinity. I couldn’t help but recall this conversation between Aldaya and Carax when interviewing The Village Market’s senior accountant, Daniel Muriiki. Read his interesting story in our Profiler section. Our contributors are also serving up some great reads in this issue. Spend Five Minutes With Isha Saini as she shares her 10 best uses for the kikoy. Kaya Spa’s Amondi Buyu delves into one of those subjects we dare not speak about: Sex and the Spa. Reema Doshi of Kingsway Tyres speaks of one of her many passions, the Women’s Tyre Clinic; and The Village Market’s public relations officer, Damar Padwa, talks to two creative artists in our new Lifestyle column. Take note of MilleCollines’ new menswear fashion line and The Village Market’s KES 5 billion expansion plans which start in May. Elixir Health keeps your Well-being in check with some wonderful ways to improve your health. This is one issue you won’t put down easily. What am I doing here? Well, I’m back just to make sure you get your Village Beat copy as you have always done, albeit under my very own content marketing company – Versify Group. Without further ado, here’s presenting your favourite magazine. Always


Ann Gitari


Village News New hotel and more shops in KES 5bn expansion A further KES 5 billion expansion project has been announced by The Village Market. The redevelopment of East Africa’s largest shopping mall will include a new 187-room hotel and 75 additional shops. The Village Market has announced a further KES 5 billion investment as part of its multi-stage redevelopment financed by Equity Bank. The significant investment will include 75 additional retail outlets, restaurants, children’s activities and a 187-room hotel with conference facilities for 500 people. Since it opened in April 1995 the Market has continuously expanded its offering to accommodate the needs of its surrounding area in north Nairobi, the city’s growing commercial and residential diplomatic district. Previous expansions included Tribe Hotel, the city’s first luxury boutique hotel, which has earned several accolades including three Hot List mentions by the travel publication Condé Nast Traveler and recognition as one of the World’s Top 100 Hotels by the Robb Report.

Hamed Ehsani. “We are confident in Kenya’s future. We want to be a positive force in its development and emergence as an economic powerhouse in Africa.” And the Market’s director, Sanjay Shah, said: “Kenya is on the verge of an economic renaissance with the discovery of significant resources, the growth of the technology and mobile sectors and the expansion of the country’s industrial base. With this growth, the appetite for consumer goods, luxury products and entertainment options will also increase. Our vision is to grow with Kenya.” Retail outlets in the new development will adopt a modern aesthetic, with double volume spaces in anticipation of the imminent entry of several luxury brands into the market.

“Multinational luxury retailers require more space and specific configurations for interior dimensions,” said Mr Shah. “We have considered these requirements in our designs.” The new facilities have been designed by Symbion, an architectural firm in Nairobi. They will incorporate a 500-person conference facility to support the new 187-room hotel. There will be two basement parking levels. This will boost the centre’s parking capacity by 700 cars – almost double the existing capacity. Mr Ehsani said: “We realise the next evolution in tourism for Kenya will be in Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE). There is massive potential for Kenya to develop this sector and become a regional hub for conferencing. We need to build the infrastructure to support this opportunity.” M/S Seyani Brothers have been awarded the contract for the construction work, due to begin in the first week of May. The redevelopment will be phased. Retail and restaurant outlets will come on line by the end of 2015 while the new hotel and conference facilities are due to enter service in mid 2016.

Most recently, The Village Market completed an aesthetic and structural redesign of its Food Court as well as an expansion of the Nakumatt supermarket. It introduced 150 more parking spaces and over 20 retail outlets as well as modernising the facility with elevators and moving walkways. “The Village Market is committed to innovation and the advancement of the retail and real estate sectors in Kenya,” said managing director


Standing, from left: Village Market directors Sanjay Shah, Manoj Shah and Mehraz Ehsani with Mike Lord, managing director of Symbion Architects Kenya; Bashir Harjee of Harold Fenwicks & Associates; Moses Ndirangu, head of corporate credit, Equity Bank Ltd; and Village Market director Manish Shah. Seated: Hamed Ehsani (centre) with Hirji Seyani (left) and Kimji Seyani of M/S Seyani Brothers during the signing and commissioning of the KES 5 billion expansion project.


Interiors Expo is welcomed back and The Village Market to confirm their visit, while online advance bookings soared.

After nearly one and a half years of waiting, the Ideal Interiors Expo returned to its original home at The Village Market’s rooftop exhibition pavilion. From 5 to 9 March industry players, trendsetters and solution providers staged an interiors show like no other. Even before the show opened, it was clear that those passionate about interiors were looking forward eagerly to the event. The show’s well coordinated advertising campaign kept potential visitors calling event organisers Ideal Events

Arising from a passion to provide the built environment with exemplary style, the Ideal Interiors Expo offers all kinds of bright ideas in relation to walls, floors and ceilings, colours, furniture, security systems, lighting and much more. The one-on-one business platform brought together interior designers, architects, contractors, home developers, home owners and hoteliers. This is the event for those who love aesthetically pleasing spaces, technologically advanced appliances and innovations that are both creative and sustainable. Officiating at the event’s opening ceremony, Senator Kithure Kindiki said: “I have been impressed by the fact that the interior industry,

though rarely talked about at the national level, is one of the key economic drivers in the country, with a business value worth over KES 200 billion injected into the economy every year. These figures are impressive and should therefore inspire us to seek to grow this platform further.” Humphrey Odhiambo, the event’s founder and director, said that returning to The Village Market – where the exhibition was conceived – marked a turning point for keen buyers and quality-conscious exhibitors in the interiors industry. “The Village Market squarely remains a strategic venue for Ideal Interiors considering its strategic location, guaranteed security and ample parking among many other features.” The Ideal Interiors Expo is ranked highly by professionals in the building industry. Since its inception five years ago, the expo has provided a multi-billion-shilling market opportunity for exhibitors and incremental value for visitors.

New shopping wing offers variety galore After months of construction work, The Village Market’s new shopping wing offers a premium shopping experience with a variety of renowned international brands, services and facilities catering to various shoppers’ tastes. Located next to the new rooftop parking lot, it features ‘old favourite’ stores as well as brand-new international brands. The area is served by modern lifts connecting Level 1 of Nakumatt’s entrance to the relocated rooftop parking area. There is a dedicated lobby for automated teller machines (ATMs)

owned by Standard Chartered Bank, Diamond Trust Bank, Barclays Bank, UAB and I&M Bank. Making their debut in new wing will be: Mac Store, Samsung, Bose System, Airtel, Artcaffe – Dormans brand, Men’s Store – Italian menswear, Cigar Shop, Lintons Beauty.

The Market management welcomes all shoppers, tenants and partners to experience this upgraded shopping experience.

Old favourites relocating to the new wing: Westlands Sundries, NIC Bank, Wynton House of Music, Diamond Trust Bank, Nakumatt, Lifestyle store, Vet and pet shop, Arabian Corner.


New Villager

Renzo Accessories

A citadel of style for guys and gals


enzo Accessories is The

Chanel, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein

underwear, sandals, shoes and

Village Market’s latest apparel

and Tory Burch.


who won’t settle for anything less


to 8.30 pm daily including public

than the best.

Ladies can choose from an amazing

and accessory shop for

fashion-conscious men and women

Located across the Food Court,

collection of designer shoes, sandals,

the Renzo Accessories shop offers a

purses, underwear, jewellery, belts and

wide range of designer labels including

modern brooches that can be fitted on

Versace, Tod’s, Gucci, Burberry,

shoes or clothes.

Lacoste, Dolce & Gabbana, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Ferragamo,

Also available are men’s scarves,

The store is open from 8.30 am holidays.

Renzo Accessories

Level, across Food Court Tel: +254 720 997676

ties, bow ties, belts, cufflinks,


When it comes to versatility‌

The kikoy is king Five Minutes With Isha Saini, Interior Design Consultant


Five minutes with ...


he weather is changing, colours are in fashion and so there is no greater time to

make use of the beautiful kikoy fabric. Kikoys are made from hand-woven cotton – the finest cotton grown in East Africa. They come in a variety of bold and bright colours and can be used in a traditional way as a wraparound. The kikoy can also be used as a towel, a robe, a cover-up or even a throw on furniture. Today, the kikoy is not only a fashion accessory to be displayed on international catwalks; it can also be put to practical use on a 21st century clothes line. Companies that specialise in the kikoy have developed a range of designs that encompass the origin of the kikoy together with the rationale for clothing today: comfort, style and innovation. Here are a few examples of the kikoy’s versatility:


– Irrespective of gender and

age, it is perfect for the beach or a hot summer’s day. Kikoys look great worn round the waist or wrapped about the

laundry basket is that you can wash it

body as a cover-up. It’s a stylish casual

without fear of losing colour.

look that fits everyone, regardless of size or shape.


Baby Carrier

a dull-looking towel into a handsome accessory for a beach holiday or can give you that all-year-round tropical feel whenever you go swimming.

Robe – Kikoys can be adapted as

pouch. It’s cool and comfortable and all the celebrities are doing it.

Table Ware/Table Mat Napkins ring the changes by throwing a kikoy

home or to provide a stylish look at a

kikoy fabric for table mats and napkins.

beach resort.

They can even be made into napkin rings.


– Kikoys also make

weather is cool or as an accessory over

good curtains (lining provided). The

a dress.

brightness and design of the kikoy

Wash Bag/Laundry Basket

– Kikoy fabric, being quite thick, makes a good lining for a strong wash bag or laundry basket. The bright colours

out. The list seems endless. Of course, you can always gift a kikoy to a friend and leave the customising to him or her.

the dining table a bit dated? You can over the table top or consider using

for complementing an outfit when the

a swanky gift bag that is sure to stand

– Is the patio furniture looking worn or

dressing gowns to be worn either at

Scarf – There is nothing like a kikoy

– Kikoy fabric is now

present your nearest and dearest with – Sling your little

one into a stylish and secure kikoy

– Kikoy fabric can transform

Gift Bag

being used to make gift bags. Why not

looks particularly good against a backdrop of plush curtains.

Picnic Blanket

Isha Saini is a qualified interior designer, having graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree from George Washington University in the United States. Her undergraduate degree is in pre-law and she has also pursued a programme in journalism. Email:

– There is no nicer

way to enjoy your wine, cheese and

will give your bathroom a lift. The

crackers than on the brightness of a

advantage of a kikoy wash bag or

kikoy picnic blanket.


Still Here

Coco Chic

How the right fit can make you fitter…


oco Chic, founded by Rita

32A to 44H. It features petal-soft

diately put it on her celebrated list

Gehlot in April 2012, is

microfibres, imported laces, memory

of favourite things. This chosen bra

renowned for its ‘all about

foam cups, gentle hook-and-eye

started a ‘fit’ revolution that inspired

fasteners and plush padded straps.

women worldwide to be properly fit

fit’ approach to design. It stocks a range of brands including Le Mystere

for the first time in their lives.

sportswear, Spanx and Samskaras


Jewelry accessories.

When talk show queen Oprah Winfrey

and their lives transformed. Come visit

discovered the 9955 Dream Tisha

us today to transform your life.

swimwear, Holiday Mimi, Lululemon

The Le Mystere range of intimate apparel comes in a range of sizes from

Now that women’s clothes are more flattering, their days are comfortable

T-Shirt Bra by Le Mystere, she imme-

Coco Chic

Level 2, next to Phoenix Safaris Tel: +254 (20) 217 7444 Cell: +254 737 885 954


Daniel Muri iki, Senior Accountant

Job satisfaction?

Daniel has it figured out‌




t the age of 16, Daniel Muriiki kept tabs on the stock markets both locally and internationally.

While high finance would be a mystery to

some adults three times Daniel’s age then, it was simple maths to the teenager. Perhaps his ability to understand complex transactions at a young age lay in his genes. Daniel was born to parents in the teaching profession; his mother was a physics teacher and his father was a teachers’ teacher. Daniel is the youngest of a family of three boys whose most valued toy was a chessboard. His brothers have pursued careers in aeronautical engineering and automotive engineering respectively.

Investment “Of course, I didn’t have any shares when I was 16,” says Daniel. “I was simply fascinated by the numbers, the concept of investment and the manipulation of money.” This fascination would remain with him through university, where he majored in finance under a Bachelor of Commerce programme. As part of the course requirements, Daniel sought internship in various organisations in order to get a feel for the real business environ-

“I was simply fascinated by the numbers, the concept of investment and the manipulation of money.”

ment. His first posting was to the City Council of Nairobi, where he worked in one of the

entering transactions. His easygoing nature and

payroll sections and was in charge of other

approachable demeanour make him an ideal

small accounts and contracts.

link between the accounts department and

Later, Daniel was hired as an intern at Athi River Mining Ltd, where he was mentored by

other staff.

taught me how to analyse the company’s finan-


cial data for reporting purpose,” recalls Daniel.

When he is not crunching numbers in the office,

the company’s assistant financial director. “He

Armed with this experience, his educational

Daniel can be found watching movies and

background and his interest in finance, Daniel

animated films, listening to music or hanging

joined The Village Market’s finance department

out with his friends. A far cry from the stere-

in 2011 as an accounts assistant. For three years

otypical image of a strict, boring accountant,

he worked under the great mentorship of The

Daniel hopes soon to tackle two of the items

Village Market’s former chief financial officer,

on his wish list: white water rafting and bungee

the late Deepak Ghosh.

jumping. Little wonder that Richard Branson is

Today, Daniel is the company’s senior accountant. One of his responsibilities is to

one of his role models. And his life mantra: “Figure out what you

ensure the integrity of accounting informa-

want. Work hard. Stay humble. Live and

tion by recording, verifying, consolidating and



Sky Décor

Sky’s the limit for scrap-metal artisans Sky Décor Fine Aviation Art and Furniture Exhibition




Market featuring items of

the country, from Wilson Airport in

furniture made with bits and

Nairobi to far-flung airstrips in rural

pieces of scrapped aeroplanes has

Kenya as far as Kitale, where we

proved a minor sensation with visitors.

find abandoned aircraft which are

n exhibition at The Village

The Sky Décor Fine Aviation Art

K/S: We go to airports throughout

brought to our workshop. The plane

and Furniture Exhibition featured

parts are then dismantled along

aeroplane wings stretching into an

clean lines, measured out, then the

expansive bar, beautiful benches and

particular piece determines what the

desks, tailplanes for functional shelving

end-product will be. The plane parts

units and propellers on glass for an

inform the size and design of the

imposing conference table.


When passion meets two budding young innovators combining salvaged aircraft parts and eco-friendly sourced wood, the result is sheer genius. It was the first time The Village

Q. You began the Sky Décor

Market had hosted such an unusual

project slightly over a year ago. Your

exhibition of fine aviation art and

work is more premium and high-end.

furniture. The mall’s public relations

How is the reception at The Village

officer, Damar Padwa, caught up with


the creative duo, Khan Key and Samuel

K: The reception is great. People

Omondi, for insights into the unprec-

love the work. The exposure at The

edented show.

Village Market has been overwhelming and we thank everyone who came for

Q. How did the inspiration for recycling airplane parts into pieces

the exhibition. S: The initial demand was through

of exceptional functional aviation art

word of mouth for private houses,

and furniture come about?

although corporate organisations have

K: We both have an architectural background, so we needed to think

also started to show an interest. We are happy.

outside the box. We also wanted to work on a design project that has an element of environmental consciousness. S: We wanted a fusion of African and modern design. Traditional African artists infused aluminium metal on their functional art pieces and we felt the need to revive that spirit of ingenuity. Q. This is not your every day furni-

You can get in touch with Khan and Samuel on:

Sk y Décor

Mobile: 0705 596 927 or 0718 891 239 Email: or

ture collection. For the curious, take us through your creative process.


Mille Collines

iCONiC BrANd OPeNs New MeNsweAr stOre


he iconic clothing brand

While exploring the country, Ines met

creating his own imaginary world

MilleCollines has opened a

a dressmaker who would change the

through shapes, proportions, pen and

new menswear store in The

course of her life forever. Her name

paper and an insatiable desire to reim-

was Antoinette.

agine the world he saw before him.

Village Market. This follows the opening of its womenswear store in the Market in 2010. The MilleCollines journey originated


For him the answer was to become a fashion designer. In 2009 Marc and Ines travelled to

in the Spanish city of Barcelona in

Ines was inspired by Antoinette’s

Rwanda to develop their first collec-

the heart of an impassioned young

passion and determination to develop

tion with Antoinette. Together they

woman called Ines Cuatrecasas. She

clothing and accessories of interna-

worked towards their goal of achieving

yearned to explore new opportunities

tional quality and design standards

something very special; and, a year

and engage in something creative and

made specifically for the African

later, MilleCollines was born.



In the summer of 2005 Ines and her mother travelled together to Rwanda.


Meanwhile, back home in Spain, Ines’s best friend, Marc Oliver, was

Today, MilleCollines blends the creativity and strength of African culture with ever-evolving global trends. The


brand’s attention to detail is manifest

Here, male customers will find a wide

in every product.

range of apparel and accessories

MilleCollines opened its first womenswear store in The Village Market in the summer of 2010. Since then, the brand has grown fast and

that combine elegance and African tradition. The new store is a very exciting


Level 1, across the Food Court Tel: +254 714 301439

addition to The Village Market offering.

opened other stores in the country. All its production is carried out in Africa. Its main workshop is in Kigali, Rwanda.

Prestigious The menswear line was launched officially in October at the prestigious Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa in Cape Town. The MilleCollines menswear store at The Village Market opened in April next to the Apple Store across the Food Court. It is the brand’s first African menswear store in the region.


Off the Shelf

BOOkwOrM 50 YEARS SINCE INDEPENDENCE Author: Susan Wakhungu-Githuku Price: KES 4,550 Where is Kenya? This book casts a compelling 360-degree lens on the country’s political and socio-economic performance since attaining self-rule in 1963. In a unique collection of insightful essays, 50 known leaders, industry operatives and citizens share candid views. Each account is dramatic and revealing in its conclusions.

ABRAHAM’S PEOPLE (A KENYAN DYNASTY) Author: Author: Jane Clare Barsby Price: KES 5,800 ‘Abraham’s People’ traces the journey of the Lithuanian-Jewish Block family from its time of persecution under the Russian Tsars to its position as the founder of East Africa’s famous hotel chain, Block Hotels. The story begins in Lithuania in 1849 with the birth of Samuel Block and follows his progress through the pogroms of Russia’s ‘Pale of Settlement’, his marriage to Ettel and his eventual flight to South Africa. An iconic figure, Abraham Block was often to be found standing on the steps of his many and varied business concerns with his hands clasped behind his back, observing the world he had helped to mould. A humble man of immense personal stature, ALB, as he was known, stood out even against the vivid eccentricity of colonial Kenya. Surviving two world wars, the Mau Mau insurgency and the establishment of Kenyan independence, he was a founder member of Kenya’s Jewish community and instrumental in creating a refuge for those fleeing the Holocaust. Refugee, factory boy, soldier, farmer, hustler and trader, Abraham Block was best known for his ownership of the Norfolk and Stanley hotels. Transcending the anti-Semitism that had marred his own life, Abraham abhorred all forms of discrimination and treated Europeans, Asians and Africans entirely alike. A contemporary of Denys Finch Hatton, he was a pioneer of Kenya’s safari industry; and he counted Kenya’s most famous colonial figure, Lord Delamere, among his many friends. To the Africans, meanwhile, he was simply known as ‘The Prophet’ in recognition of his seeming ability to predict the future and make it work in his favour. Abraham and Sarah were succeeded by their own people, Rita, Jack, Tubby and Ruth Block, who went on to extend and consolidate the Block empire, stand alongside the famous figure of Kenyan independence and establish a dynasty that now spans the globe.


DUST Author: Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor Price: KES 1,500 In contemporary Nairobi, a young man named Moses Odidi Oganda bleeds to death in the streets, murdered by police. As his lifeblood, full of memories, colours and songs, pours into the dust, the stories that tumble forth reveal the violent upheaval of Kenyan’s own life, from the Mau Mau uprisings of the 1950s to the murky intricacies of modern-day corruption. Odidi’s grief-stricken family journeys home to Wuoth Ogik, their crumbling, coral-coloured house far out in the Kenyan dry lands. Fifty years ago, Wuoth Ogik was built by a British colonial officer whose name they no longer dare speak. The mystery of his disappearance is woven together with the secrets, desires, and shadows in their decaying desert house. In the parched landscape where the Oganda’s live, stories are of paramount importance. This is a story about stories, about how myths come to pass, history is written and war stains us forever with strength, empathy and grace. ‘Dust’ brings together the shards of a family’s and nation’s shared and hidden history, which gradually come clear and are exorcised. Written in prose of arresting power, Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor’s debut novel is a stunning original work of art. Yvonne is winner of the 2003 Caine Prize for African writing.

THE FISHING FLEET (HUSBAND-HUNTING IN THE RAJ) Author: Anne de Courcy Price: KES 1,050 When British rule in India was as its height, the ships arriving in the ports of Madras, Calcutta and Bombay brought with them countless eligible young women. These were the girls of the ‘Fishing Fleet’, who travelled to India in the hope of finding a husband. A glittering round of parties, dances, picnics, tiger shoots and romances followed. But for those who were successful in their quest, life often changed dramatically. Whisked off to a remote outpost, they often found married life a far cry from the social whirl of their first arrival. Anne de Courcy weaves together the extraordinary stories of these intrepid young women in a dazzling picture of a forgotten era.

Books available at:

Westlands Sundries Level 1, Opposite Steers Tel: +254 20 7122437 Email:


Village Scene 1



Dominic Mbugua, marketing manager of The Village Market, presents new solar lamps to Janet Carmony, managing trustee of the Nancy Ellen Crooks Foundation. Looking on is Howard Crooks, a founding member of the NECF. 2

Hamed Ehsani, managing director of The Village Market, welcomes exhibitors and visitors to the Ideal Interiors Expo at the rooftop parking during the official opening of the event




Hamed Ehsani shares a light moment with the event’s chief guest, Senator Kithure Kindiki (left); event director Humphrey Odhiambo; and Jay Shree, principal of the Evelyn School of Design. 4 The Village Market’s assistant complex manager, Leah Munyua (second left), receives a plaque from the Friends of Karura Forest in honour of the Market’s lifetime commitment to preservation and conservation of the forest during the fifth-year commemoration of the Friends association. 5 Standing, from left: Village Market directors Sanjay Shah, Manoj Shah and Mehraz Ehsani with Mike Lord, managing director of Symbion Architects Kenya; Bashir Harjee of Harold Fenwicks & Associates; Moses Ndirangu, head of corporate credit, Equity Bank Ltd; and Village Market director Manish Shah. Seated: Hamed Ehsani (centre) with Hirji Seyani (left) and Kimji Seyani of M/S Seyani Brothers during the signing and commissioning of the KES 5 billion expansion project.



6 The Village Market’s white team takes a break during the management staff sports day at Karura Forest.


Social Responsibility

Strong support for Rhino Charge team

that has been held in Kenya since 1989. This exciting and unique event requires friendship, bravery and a high level of skill in off-road driving and navigation. Organised by the Rhino Ark Charitable Trust, it is held to raise


ment is proud to support Team 31 in this year’s Rhino Charge

Challenge from 31 May to 2 June. The team of four off-road enthusi-


s part of its Social Responsibility projects this year, The Village Market donated

funds for the conservation of Kenya’s

KES 50,000 to the Nancy Ellen

Aberdare Ecosystem. In 2010 Rhino

Crooks Foundation.

Ark announced its formal commitment

he Village Market manage-

Lighting the way to better education The foundation supports and

to extend its support to the conser-

carries out self-sustaining projects

vation of other critical ecosystems

to improve the lives of women and

starting with Mau, Mount Eburu and

children in rural areas. Its donation

Mount Kenya.

will go towards the foundation’s

Rhino Charge is made possible by

Lights for Learning Project, which

the kind support of many volunteers,

has already provided 1,500 Kenyan

event sponsors and raffle sponsors

families with clean and affordable

who raise funds for the Rhino Ark

solar lanterns since 2012.

asts comprises Guillermo Miranda from

Foundation. Among The Village Market

Peru, Felix Rembold from Germany,

tenants who have given generously

Neel Shah from Kenya and Giuseppe

are Phoenix Safaris, German Point,


Simeon from Italy.

Kingsway Tyres, Osteria Restaurant

In rural areas, children’s academic

and Tribe Hotel.

performance is affected by a lack of

The four will compete in their

Lucy will be on display at the main

adequate lighting. It is estimated that

ously taken part in the 2012 and 2013

entrance of The Village Market every

some 3 million children try to do their

Rhino Charge events. The team bought

weekend until 18 May. Show your

homework at night by relying on light

the car from the German School of

support for Team 31 by purchasing

from firewood or kerosene lamps.

Kenya. Much loving work has been

raffle tickets. Proceeds will go towards

Donations from well-wishers

put into getting Lucy ready to hit the

the conservation of Kenya’s threatened

support the Lights for Learning

rough terrain once again this year.

and fragile ecosystem. For more infor-

Project, enabling school-age children

mation email Damar at

in rural communities to study in a

safer and cleaner environment by

off-road vehicle Lucy, which has previ-

The Rhino Charge is an annual off-road motor sport competition

providing affordable solar lanterns.

Fund-raising dinner helps communities


he Diplomatic Spouses Asso-

the Belgian ambassador’s residence

ciation (DSA) organises a

saw the association raise KES 2.5

fund-raising dinner each year

million, which will be distributed to

in support of initiatives and projects

community-based organisations in line

that respond to the needs of vulner-

with DSA charity guidelines.

able and marginalised communities in Kenya. The latest well-attended event at

The Village Market Management donated KES 100,000 to the DSA’s fund-raising dinner last year.


Well Being

Age-Old herB reMedies…

…can still work wonders

‘Acai berries are considered one of the top super foods because of their impressive antioxidant properties.’



he use of herbs and supple-

seaweed. Bladderwrack is a gentle

ments has become very

metabolic stimulant. It stimulates the

on the market, but the one we

popular thanks to their effec-

thyroid gland and is used for treating

recommend is 100 per cent

tiveness in treating various diseases.

low thyroid function. It is also beneficial

Pure Acai by Solaray.

Elixir Health Shop offers a wide range

for obesity, chronic dry skin, cellulite

of natural supplements that you can

and constipation. Bladderwrack is

use to assist your body’s natural

high in iodine and should not be used

maintenance of health. Below are a

for people with hyperthyroidism or

few of these:

cardiac problems.

Cat’s claw


Cat’s claw has been used for centuries

Phytoestrogens are estrogens

to prevent and treat disease. More

not generated in the body but

recently, it has been used as a remedy

obtained from plants. They are plant

for various health conditions, including

compounds similar in structure to

viral infections such as herpes and

the naturally produced estrogen in

HIV, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer and

the body (estradiol). Phytoestrogens

arthritis. Cat’s claw is a rich source of

are able to reduce the effects of low

sterols that help reduce swelling in

estrogen such as hot flashes and bone

arthritis by about 50 per cent. Cat’s

loss. They can therefore be used as a

claw supports a body affected by

natural hormone replacement to mimic

cancer by stimulating the immune

human estrogen. The common types

system. As an antioxidant, it supports

of phytoestrogens are: isoflavones

the body during chemotherapy and

(found in red clover, soya products and

radiation treatments and removes toxic

other legumes) and lignans (found in

metabolites. In HIV and AIDS it helps

linseed, some grains and vegetables)

the body to produce T cells and other white blood cells.


Acai berry

There are many acai supplements

Fennel Fennel seed is a common-cooking spice that is also used as a medicinal crop. It is commonly used to prevent

More and more people are discov-

gas and an upset stomach. Fennel

ering the health-giving properties of

relaxes the muscle lining of the

Gymnema is a woody climbing shrub

‘super foods’ such as acai berries. A

stomach to aid digestion. It helps

native to India and Africa. The leaves

‘super food’ can be defined as a food

expel gas and can be given as a tea to

are used to make medicine. Gymnema

that offers superior nutritional value

infants to relief colic.

has a long history of use in India’s

for the amount of calories it contains.

ayurvedic medicine. The Hindi name,

Acai berries are considered one of

supplements, email or visit Elixir Health

gurmar, means ‘destroyer of sugar’.

the top super foods because of their

Shop. Our in-house qualified nutri-

Today, gymnema is used to regulate

impressive antioxidant properties.

tionist is on hand to advise you.

sugar in the blood and is useful for

Acai contains more than double the

treating diabetes. Gymnema contains

amount of antioxidants of blueberries

substances that decrease the absorp-

and nearly 10 times that of grapes.

tion of sugar from the intestine and

Briefly, antioxidants are molecules

reduce one’s desire for sugar. It may

that prevent the oxidation of other

also increase the amount of insulin in

molecules. Oxidation produces free

the body and help the growth of cells

radicals that can damage the cells and

in the pancreas where insulin is made.

glands in our bodies, making us more


prone to disease and ageing. Acai contributes to weight loss as it helps to neutralise the by-products of fat

Though not a well-known herb, blad-

burning. In addition, its fibre content

derwrack has been used for centuries.

cleanses the colon as another step

It is a form of kelp, which is a type of

towards weight loss.

To find out more about any of these

Email or visit the Elixir Health Shop. The in-house qualified nutritionist is on hand to give you advice.

Elixir Health

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let’s tAlk ABOut sex ANd the sPA By Amondi Buyu, Natural Wellness Practitioner, Kaya Spa, Tribe Hotel


his is a topic I have reflected

which massage therapy is closely asso-

tions. This unease is what keeps a large

on for quite a while now and

ciated with sex. Many people are not

number of clients from receiving the

I realise that there are still

educated about our work and do not

depth of touch that they seek but can

grey areas regarding the apparent

appreciate that we are professionals

rarely find. If therapists were to provide

relationship between massage and

who work with therapeutic intention.

clear boundaries both before and

sexuality. It was not long ago that the

It is distressing but logical that some

during sessions, they would be able to

worlds of massage and prostitution

of the public might still think that all

be less defensive during the massage

were closely associated, and for years

massage practitioners offer sexual

and work more intimately with their

massage parlours in Nairobi were

services. But it is offending and almost


actually brothels in disguise.

insulting that those who do offer

Because sensuality and sexuality walk side by side, it is reasonable that the two can become intertwined in the

to be unsure of the distinct differ-

practising massage.

ence between sexuality and massage.

pists, we have the honourable task


of holding the three separate, while

Many therapists conclude that in order

joining the body, heart and mind. With

to avoid uncertainty during massage

integrity, boundaries and clear motives,

sessions, they must change their

a massage can be more intimate than

preferred method of massage. They

sex while respecting the client’s deeper

keep a distance between themselves

need to be held and touched in a safe

and their clients, avoiding eye contact

and connected way.

and focusing on the draping and

minds of many. As massage thera-

The intimacy of our work leaves us

making sure the massage does not feel

open to misunderstandings and false

too sensual – all in order to eliminate

accusations. We live in a culture in

any chance of inducing sexual sugges-


There are many ways for a client

sexual services often bill themselves as

Setting things straight at the beginning of a massage can eliminate embarrassing requests based on false

Kaya Spa

assumptions. It’s our job as therapists

not stop there. Therapists must also

clients, allowing my body and eyes

to remove any mystification. Just

be careful not to cross their client’s

to make contact with theirs, and yet

because we know the rules, we should

boundaries in more subtle ways.

never have any of my clients inter-

not assume that clients share or know

Perhaps a time will come when

preted my close contact as permission

them, too. Once the confusion has

the idea of massage will carry only its

or an invitation to be sexual with me.

been cleared up, however, should a

health benefits and the boost it gives

This has much to do with the inten-

client persist in requesting that a thera-

to both physical and emotional well-

tion I hold of revered and sanctified

pist perform a sexual act, the situation

being. Until that time, clear consultation

space. It is so clear and strong within

has progressed from client confusion

in all stages of our contacts with clients

me that it leaves no room for confu-

to client violation.

can help educate those who need it

sion. My clients and I both enjoy a deep

and protect us from misunderstand-

connection without being concerned

ings. When a man gets aroused on my

that it will lead to anything but what it

massage table, assuming that I have

is, a therapeutic massage.

Boundaries As therapists, we must be careful not

made my boundaries clear, I will let him

to assume that our boundaries, or

know that there is nothing to worry

the lack of them, necessarily match

about, as it can be a normal reaction

those of our clients. It is common for

to a massage. If he does not seem

clients to accommodate therapists’

bothered by his arousal I will just keep

sloppy boundaries out of shyness,

massaging and do nothing more. A

only to never return again. It’s helpful

woman too may get excited during a

for therapists to check in with their

massage, but it is much easier for her

clients’ comfort level through words

to hide this than it is for a man. I learned

and body language. Engaging in sexual

to trust that experiencing an arousal

Tribe Hotel Tel: +254 20 7120171/ 7200656

behaviour with a client is an obvious

did not mean that I had to act on it.


no-no, but responsible behaviour does

Ka ya Spa & Studio

I work very intimately with my


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arely one year old and

strong tides ensures safe and enjoy-

butler service, seven luxury superior

already causing a lot of buzz,

able swimming and snorkelling in the

junior suites, two luxury Jacuzzi suites

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jade-coloured water. The local sunsets

for up to four guests, three prestige

& Spa has become one of the leading

are an unforgettable experience, with

beach villas with a private infinity pool

hotels of the world under the Emerald

hues of burnt orange and blushing

and one presidential oceanfront villa


rose dropping into the sparkling ocean.

decorated in fine mosaic.

Since it opened 11 months ago the

The luxurious resort has been

The resort features both all-inclusive

resort has already won the prestigious

designed to complement its splendid

and half-board at the Aqua Restaurant

Travelers Choice Award and has been

surroundings. In addition to its tradi-

for alfresco dining; Ishi Teppanyaki

featured in both local and international

tional architecture and beautiful

features the best of Oriental cuisine


gardens, it offers genuine Zanzibari

fresh from the ocean; Carnivorous &

hospitality, both personal and discreet.

More specialises in exotic meats. There


is a variety of meats on offer including

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covers more than 10 hectares of

There are 100 luxuriously appointed

takes you across the plains of the

virgin land on the north-west coast of

oceanfront accommodation units, each

Serengeti further into Africa. Open

Zanzibar. The property is surrounded

with a private balcony offering views of

for dinner, Carnivorous & More is not

by exotic gardens and thousands

the ocean and gardens. All suites and

just for meat lovers. A range of fish,

of tropical plants, while wooden

villas are built to guarantee a private

seafood and vegetarian alternatives is

steps lead to the soft sandy beach

and peaceful environment. The stylish

also available.

of Nungwi. The resort is located just

furniture is designed to evoke the

55 minutes from the airport and the

island’s Arabic, African and colonial

swimming pool, is open all day and

island’s capital, Stone Town, offering a


late into the evening. It offers a wide

perfect hideaway for couples, families and friends. Nungwi is said to be the most beautiful beach of Zanzibar. The absence of


Accommodation includes 74 luxury

springbok, ostrich, impala, crocodile and wildebeest. The culinary journey

The Sunset Bar, next to the

choice of drinks including exotic

junior suites with private balconies,

Zanzibari-inspired cocktails. A sump-

13 prestige junior suites, an exclusive

tuous afternoon tea is served daily,

privileged area with complimentary

accompanied by a range of Tanzanian


loose-leaf teas and herbal infusions.

body and beauty treatments. Selected

A snack menu is available around the

oil and fine products will make your

pool at lunchtime.

stay even more delightful. There is also

Situated above the Sunset Bar, the

a central relaxation area with Jacuzzi

Horizon Lounge is a perfect place to

and pool, a fitness centre with Tech-

watch the sunset over the island of

nogym equipment, personal trainers at

Tumbatu. Featuring a relaxed environ-

extra charge and yoga classes.

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For reservations and booking inquiries:

Nungwi Resort

Cell: + 255 776 897629 Tel: +255758818281/2/3/4 Email:

The Tour & Excursions Office is located

welcome escape from the midday heat.

by the living area on the beach. Visits

Here, guests can enjoy a refreshing

can be arranged to Stone Town,

cocktail or cold drink. A lunchtime

cultural heart of Zanzibar and a Unesco

offering a choice of water activities

snack menu is available for those who

World Heritage Site. Other trips include

for the adventurous traveller. Discover

cannot face leaving the beach.

Safari Blue, with lunch on a beautiful

the fun of kite surfing, snorkelling and

There is a team of professionals

sandbank; trips to the Jozani Forest

scuba diving. There is a full range of

for children aged four to 12, free of

Reserve, home to the rare red colobus

PADI courses as well as other less

charge. Trained staff are on hand to

monkey; tours of the spice plantations

rigorous pursuits. The diverse aquatic

entertain children with a range of

to discover the history of Zanzibar’s

life off Zanzibar’s coast includes

activities such as cooking and special

trade in cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon,

frequent sightings of turtles and

‘mocktail’ lessons. Children’s lunch and

pepper and other spices; visits to

dolphins as well as occasional sightings

dinner menus are provided. In-suite

Prison Island, just off Stone Town, ideal

of humpback whales and whale sharks.

babysitting is available at extra charge.

for snorkelling and featuring giant

The island’s magnificent dive sites

The Hide and Seek Kids Club caters

The resort offers guests a true

turtles originating from the Seychelles;

(more than 20 of them) offer variety

synergy of mind, body and soul. Spa

and cultural trips to the ruins of Persian

and adventure for those trying scuba

services cater for one’s personal

baths and Omani palaces at various

for the first time as well as for the more

needs, with hammam, hydrotherapy,

locations on the island.

experienced divers.


Why ladies love changing tyres

Tyre tips

By Reema Doshi, PR & Marketing Manager, Kingsway Tyres Ltd

article, I hosted yet another


ladies tend to do a great job of helping

Women’s Tyre Clinic in March

each other by placing life-savers in

at the Standard Chartered Bank

front of and behind the vehicle, getting

offices in Westlands. My thanks to all

the spare tyre out of the boot and

the ladies who attended this event.

figuring out which tool does what.

s promised in my last

Team work is inevitable here and the

It was an honour to host you all and I

The physical challenge comes with

look forward to the next one.

its fair share of dirt and grime; but the

Judging from past practical

feeling of empowerment leaves the

sessions, it is becoming clear that

ladies quite elated. Every participant

ladies actually do enjoy changing tyres.

ultimately walks away a winner. With the practical session over, jacks

(Guys, take my word for it.)

and spanners are returned to the car

So if you’re looking forward to attending the next Kingsway Women’s

After a short break, the partici-

and the ladies can enjoy a well deserved

Tyre Clinic, let me tell you about the

pants ease into an important part of

lunch. Later, as they prepare to drive

one-day class.

the program: Safety and Security for

home, each receives a neatly prepared

Ladies on the Road.

tip sheet on how to change a tyre and

It begins with the all good stuff: breakfast, chit-chat, smiles and that

a car service checklist, all for reference

I think I know you from somewhere.


Once the ladies have settled down and

Since the inception of the Women’s

when I receive positive feedback from

the introductory part of the session is

Tyre Clinic, SSP Beatrice Kiragu from

participants who say the course was

out of the way, we tackle the first topic:

the Kenya Police has been so kind as

helpful and useful. I am also happy to

Know Your Tyres.

to enlighten participating ladies on

receive critical feedback on how best to

look we all give each other that says

purposes. So there you have it! I always have a sense of satisfaction

Yours truly demystifies the tyre:

Kenya’s Traffic Code, new traffic rules

improve the course so we can make sure

its various parts; how to care for your

and how to conduct themselves if they

the next session is better than the last.

tyres; tyre longevity; and when to have

are involved in a minor accident.

them replaced.

With that done, the ladies make

If this inspires you to take part in the next Kingsway Tyre Clinic in October,

their way to the car park for the prac-

you can register by emailing:

of queries from the audience and once

tical session. While there, they get a

these burning questions have been

look under the bonnet. Participants

answered, we move on to the bonus

(some for the first time) learn how to

session: Know Your Car.

check their engine oil levels among

This session tends to raise a number

The lovely ladies from Toyota Kenya, led by Faith Waraki and Eunice Kuria,

other key points. Soon after, the Kingsway TyrEx-

give the participants an in-depth look

perts team takes the ladies through

into what their cars look like under

the step-by-step process of changing

the hood, when their cars require a

a tyre. Once this valuable knowledge

minor and major service, and basically,

has been passed on, participants are

how to avoid getting conned by your

divided into groups and given the

mechanic. This may seem like a rather

Ultimate Tyre Changing Challenge. The

intimidating session, but the way Faith

first group to complete the challenge

and Eunice smooth it over makes the

while following the correct procedures

session seem like a walk in the park.

are the prize-winners.

Happy driving!

Feel free to visit our branch at The Village Market for a quick tyre check- up. We’re always glad to be of service.

Kingswa y Tyres

1st Level, next to Tribe Hotel Tel: +254 (20) 7120171 Facebook: Kingswaytyres


Village Diary

VillAge diAry Pinkopallino Gallery Exhibition 15 to 20 May

The Pinkopallino Gallery proudly presents an array of beautiful interior furnishings and accessories for the discerning eye. The creations of designer Jutta Gavidia-Wilhelm are exquisitely hand-made and reflect the various cultures that inspire her work. Pinkopallino Gallery exhibits at the New Exhibition Hall from 15 to 20 May.

Friday Live at the Food Court every Friday

No plans this Friday? The Friday Live entertainment at The Village Market’s Food Court offers an array of performances featuring salsa dancers, an assortment of live bands, a resident DJ, special foods and drink offers until late. Free entry.

Village Eco-Market

First and last week of the month All creators and enthusiasts of eco-conscious and quality lifestyle products should make their way to the bimonthly display of eco-wares at the Eco-Market at the Food Court every first and last week of the month. Open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 am to 6 pm. For more information contact marketing at:

For more information about any of the events contact The Village Market: Tel: +254 (0)20 712 2488-90 Email: Facebook Page: Village Market Twitter Handle: @VillageMarket Web:


A to Z

THE VILLAGE MARKET AT A GLANCE List of outlets: ARTS, CRAFTS & GIFTS Anselm’s Kitengela Hot Glass Arabian Corner Artz Gallery Blue Rhino Handcraft Centre Jit Crafts Toy World Wishes

ESSENTIALS All Times News Stand Blue Lily Flower Shop Catermart H2O (Pure Flow) Nakumatt Nokia Shop Personal Systems Pets & Pots Power Innovations Ltd Prime Cuts Butchery Sugar Candy Technology House Westlands Sundries Zeus Development Co. Ltd Zucchini Greengrocers

FASHION & ACCESSORIES Accesorize Adele Dejak Athens Aromatic Perfume Bar Barton

Bata Bellisimo Bossini City Walk Coco Chic Fabric Gallery Jaishiv Khazana Jit Gems Jooal Kazuri Beads Kikoy Company Kwanza Lavent Istanbul Made in Africa Mille Collines Moksh Nairobi Sports House Oltre One Way Patrick Mavros Renzo Salvatore Di Francesca Sandstorm Trevor Collection Woolworths

FINANCIAL SERVICES Barclays Prestige Centre Cenhi Ltd CFC Stanbic Bank Chase Bank Commercial Bank of Africa Co-op Bank Pesa Point ATM

Eco Bank ATM Equity ATM Imperial Bank Kenya Commercial Bank NIC Bank Standard Chartered ATM Taipan Forex Bureau VSF International (K) Ltd

FOOD & RESTAURANTS Arlecchino Art Caffe Dorman’s Coffee House German Point Jiko - Tribe Hotel Khazana Restaurant Osteria Gigiri Planet Yoghurt Pomodoro Pizzeria Prime Cuts Deli Revive Juice Bar Ro-Ro Chinese Fast Food Ro-Ro Chinese Restaurant Sofra (Sea World) Seven Seafood & Grill Tamambo Bar & Grill Taste of Africa Thai Village Tiramisu

FURNITURE & FURNISHINGS Casa In Kashmir Arts Palacina Interiors Past & Present Pinkopallino Gallery Sweet Dreams

HEALTH & BEAUTY Belladonna Pharmacy Dream Nails Elixir Health Grassroots Haute Perfumerie Jaff’s Optical Salon Malibu Salon Natalie Seacret Spa Taut Body Village Dental Clinic

OTHER SERVICES AA Driving School Bobby Pall Photography Bunson Travel Services DHL Global Forwarding Kenya Airways Sales Office Kenya Valuers Estate Agents Kingsway Tyre Centre Kiwi Shop KK Security Phoenix Safaris Post Office Safariom Service Centre Kiwi Shop KK Security Phoenix Safaris Post Office Safaricom Service Centre Schofield & Associates Shifaz Vet Clinic Tintoria Dry Cleaners Village Photoshop Wynton House of Music


Village Market

essential contacts & INFORMATION All Times News Stand

Monday to Friday: 8 am to 8 pm Sunday: 10 am to 8 pm Tel: 0721 888222/ 0736 313345/ 0720 695114 Email:

Barclays Bank Prestige Centre

Monday to Saturday: 8.30 am to 8.30 pm Sunday: 10 am to 4 pm Tel: +254 20 7122741/ 7120042/ 7121963

Belladonna Pharmacy

Monday to Saturday: 8.30 am to 8.30 pm Sunday & Public Holidays: 10 am to 7.30 pm Tel: +254 20 7122141 / 0735 122147

Bonus Card

Monday to Saturday: 8 am to 5 pm Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm Tel: +254 20 7122488/90 Email:

Bunson Travel (Carlson Wagonlit Kenya) Monday to Friday: 8.30 am to 5 pm Sunday: 9.30 am to 12 noon Tel: +254 20 7121235/7124757/7122080

Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA)

Monday to Friday: 9 am to 4 pm Saturday: 9 am to 12 noon Sunday & Public Holidays: Closed Tel: +254 20 7120263/346 0710 60235/ 0737 800170

Chase Bank

Monday to Friday: 10 am to 5 pm Saturday: 10 am to 2 pm Sunday: 11 am to 2 pm Tel: +254 20 2774262/ 263


Monday to Friday: 9.30 am to 6 pm Saturday: 9.30 am to 4.30 pm Tel: +254 20 7124172

Diamond Trust Bank

Monday to Friday: 8 am to 8 pm Sundays & Public Holidays: 8 am to 4 pm Tel: +254 20 7122270/ 7122271/ 2357982 0 711 300003/ 0733 440074 Email:


Dormans Coffee Shop

Monday to Thursday: 8 am to 6.30 pm Friday & Saturday: 8.30 am to 10 pm Sundays & Public Holidays: 10 am to 7 pm Tel: +254 20 2082379/ 0702 978945/ 0722 589521 Email:

Kenya Airways Sales & Ticketing Office

Monday to Friday: 9 am to 6 pm Saturdays: 9 am to 3 pm Sundays & Public Holidays: Closed Tel: +254 20 7121072/ 7120241 +254 20 6422790-9 Email:

Kenya Commercial Bank

Monday to Friday: 8.30 am to 6.30 pm Saturday: 8.30 am to 4 pm Sundays & Public Holidays: Closed Tel: +254 20 7122012/ 7122003/ 7120483 Email:

Management & Security Office

Monday to Saturday: 8 am to 5 pm Sundays & Public Holidays: 10 am to 5.30 pm Tel: +254 20 7122488/90 Email:

Nakumatt Supermarket

Safaricom Customer Care Centre

Monday to Friday: 9 am to 6 am Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm Sundays & Public Holidays: 10 am to 4 pm Tel: +254 20 4272349/ 2372 Email:

Shifaz Veterinary Clinic Monday to Friday: 9 am to 6 pm Saturday: 9 am to 12 noon Sunday: 10 am to 11 am Public Holidays: On appointment Tel: +254 7124166/ 0722 511761/ 0733 775064

Taipan Forex Bureau

Monday to Friday: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm Saturday: 10 am to 2 pm Sunday: 10 am to 2 pm Tel: +254 20 7122901/473

Technology House Kenya Ltd Monday to Friday: 9 am to 5 pm Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm Sunday: 10 am to 4 pm Tel: +254 20 7122905/ 0722 510343 / 0734 510343/ 0710 888888 Email:

Tintoria Drycleaners

Monday to Sunday: 8.30 am to 8 pm Tel: +254 20 7122507/8/9 Email:

Monday to Saturday: 7 am to 7 pm Sunday: Closed Tel: +254 20 7122984 Email:

NIC Bank

Tribe Hotel

Monday to Friday: 9 am to 4 pm Saturday: 9 am to 11.30 pm Sundays & Public Holidays: Closed Tel: +254 20 2888791-4 0720 365036/ 0720 364993/0711 041791/2 Email:

Phoenix Safaris

Monday to Friday: 7.30 am to 6 pm Saturday: 8.30 am to 5 pm Sundays & Public Holidays: 11 am to 5 pm Tel: +254 20 7122254/ 7121942 Email:

Post Office

Monday to Friday: 9 am to 5.30 pm Saturday: 9 am to 12.30 pm Tel: 0735 764673

Prime Cuts Butchery

Monday to Saturday: 9 am to 6 pm Sunday: 9 am to 3 pm Tel: +254 20 2199300/ 3513506-7 Email:

Reservations Desk Tel: +254 20 7200000 Email:

Village Dental Clinic

Monday to Friday: 9 am to 5 pm Saturday: 9 am to 12.30 pm Tel: +254 20 7122460/ 0733 8365081/ 0722 154903

Village Market Taxi Service Available 24 hrs daily Tel: 0717 207662

Zucchini Greengrocers Monday to Sunday: 9 am to 7 pm Tel: +254 20 7120403/ 0733 057063

Village Beat - Issue19, April 2014  

Village Beat – the official magazine of The Village Market, Nairobi.

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