ABOUT THE PARK
The AUGUST 7TH MEMORIAL PARK also functions as a Centre of outreach to the public, to educate Kenyans on the appalling consequences of terrorism and violence and the need for peace, tolerance and reconciliation.
The Memorial Park is a tribute to the innocent people who lost their lives as a result of the 1998 bombing, a tribute to the courage of those who have coped with injuries sustained and/or the loss of a loved one and condemnation of terrorism.
The Park makes a statement on the futility of terrorism and that the virtues of humanity will prevail.
KEY FEATURES TO BE SEEN AT MEMORIAL PARK
The Memorial Wall: The Central Feature of the park is the wall that commemorates the 218 people who died- with each name inscribed on a granite slab.
The Plants: All the plants are indigenous Kenya plants selected from different parts of the country to signify that each Kenyan was affected by the blast.
The Fountain: A fountain made in the famous Ying Yang sign bubbles is in the Centre of the Park and is a symbol of life.
The Mind, Body & Spirit Sculpture: A sculpture made up of debris from the blast , dominates one side at the Park- striking and poignant at the same time.
The Rocks: The rocks that align the park walk way were collected from different riverbeds all over the country to signify that each Kenyan was affected by the blast.