Mega Plaza mall in Kisumu’s CBD is expanding to include two high-rise towers, offices, apartments, retail space and entertainment.

 “The mall being the heartbeat of the lakeside city will offer a wide variety of services, mainly retail, information and communication” a statement by project manager Hatibu Gonna said.

The developer of the new Mega Plaza is Shiloah Holdings.

The aim is to make Kisumu “Kenya’s Dubai” to change the face of the CBD, Gonna said.

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Imposing Mega Plaza Mall

The plaza will have a 16-floor tower and a 17-floor tower, plus banks, insurance providers, health and beauty facilities.

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Atm lobby at the New Look Mega Plaza Mall in Kisumu CBD.

“This will keep up with the growing demand for retail, “Gonna said.

The new building is expected to encompass four distinct blocks and a middle foyer.

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The bird’s eye view of the new look mall, rooftop Parking

The management said this will ensure additional parking on the first, second and third floors, for 400 cars.

The new facility will provide quick access to stores, cafes, restaurants, coffee bars and entertainment.

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Access other floors using travelletors.

“Kisumu is strategically placed in the East African region and we believe these investments will open the town to more investors,” Gonna said.

Currently Kisumu has several malls ­— The West End Mall, United Mall, Tufform Mall, Mega City Mall, Mini Mall and Lake Basin Mall.

Since the 2007-08 post-election violence, Kisumu has witnessed tremendous growth in infrastructure.

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