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Picture a club house inspired by nature, that is a hundred percent eco-friendly built from bamboo trees and with ease indulges with a serenity that upholds the Aberdare Ranges and stands tall to portray uniqueness of the Aberdare Hills Golf Resort Club House writes ten by Kelai Wanjiru.

Built around the vast par-72 golf course in the Aberdare Hills Golf Resort and located in prime position with a generous view of the resort, is the boutique style Club House that is the main social hub for both resort residents and golf players. Magnificently built and luxuriously furnished, the interior décor of the facility speaks contemporary living and stirs a fine dining experience.

Set in the beautiful and lush gardens of the Aberdare Hills Golf Resort, the Club House offers residents and guests alike an experience that can only be found at the resort, located just over an hour’s drive from Nairobi and about 80 km north of the Kenyan capital. Already redefining lifestyle choices in Kenya, the resort sets a new standard of excellence and offers a variety of property choices for the discerning investor.

Timeless class

The Club House is set to offer an authentic African experience that combines nature with memorable hospitality that is evident in every aspect of the development. From the beautiful home grown bamboo that has built 100% of the Club House, to the splendid décor that lines the establishment, it is evident that Panda Development Company truly respects Mother Nature and endeavours to make this development eco-friendly.

As the Chairman, Dr. Pritam Panesar states, the development will retain all the natural vegetation and be of economic benefit to the community. Man-made dams can be seen around the resort, water harvesting techniques have been employed and there is a plan to plant over 1 million trees and 100,000 bamboo trees.

A luxury Club House that enjoys the peace and tranquillity of a country inn, the establishment will feature a small bistro style café serving light meals and snacks, a member’s bar and a comfortable residents lounge that’s suited to every individuals taste and preference. The Club House, specifically built to reflect nature, is a timeless expression of quality the world over with its roofs having a dome-like impression in a conspicuous green shade, and the architectural elements visibly reflecting marvellous detail.

Located the heart of the luxurious golf resort on the Aberdare ranges, the Club House allows guests and residents an unobstructed view of the Aberdare Hills. The establishment is typically built to impress nature upon every person. As one sits in the spacious lounge, the chirping of birds and the endless manicured gardens inspire one to appreciate and embrace nature. Built at a strategic point on the golf course, it overlooks both the 9th and 18th greens and will also incorporate a multi-purpose function room for meetings and other formal and informal engagements. Also on hand will be a convenience shop to supply basic food and house-hold items.

Eco-friendly style

With spectacular scenery, manicured landscapes and a luxurious living environment, the Club House is set to offer quality service amid the wide views of the ranges and soak in the soft breeze of Rift Valley air as one sits and watches the world go by in the inviting interiors of the establishment.

Pure relaxation and contentment was the main purpose of establishing this 5 star eco-friendly Club House which appeals to the person that has a taste for the finer things in life. The establishment is based on an environmentally conscious culture that is both contemporary and classic. The Club House that is beautifully surrounded by ponds, will have a family friendly swimming pool and a host of leisure facilities such as tennis and squash courts, a spa and a gymnasium to cater to every resident and guest.

Quite refreshing is the fact that on a bluff above the club house, a five-star hotel will be built enjoying fabulous views of the golf course, Lake Naivasha and the Rift Valley mountians.

The hotel will have 120 rooms architecturally arranged in clusters set on landscaped gardens and around intimate courtyards. Other amenities will include conference facilities and a ballroom for entertainment and leisure.

With natural aspects and unique pleasing to the eye designs, the Club House is a new and inspiring concept that offers economic benefit to the economy, provides employment to the local community and above all, motivates tasteful and lavish living.

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Contemporary African Art



This is a joint exhibition by two artists (Husband & Wife Oywecha and Ruth). Each showing Talent & Own Expressions.

In Ruth’s Art, she expresses her thoughts, dreams and emotions not forgetting other ideas from within and without. She tries to create by seeing everything as they are in constant effort. She has always tried to nourish her feelings and doing so by deriving materials from the world about us and assimilating the external world about us and assimilating the external world within herself and projecting them into mediums as her own creation. Her art has evolved significantly and in the process, she has become an accomplished and prolific artist.

In Oywecha’s painting color and his technique combine to express and or elicit powerful emotions. Some have linked his paintings with cubism, which is sought to depict an intellectual and abstract reality. His paintings have a tendency of pulling apart and examining conventions of existing models of expression, his own characteristics and unique style. Some term his work as geometrical due to its simplification.

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Rarely are middle-class homes built with a top of the level interiors-architectural approach and mix expansive space to allow the home occupant to style the space, but as writes Jeniffer MBOGORI, Kivulini Thika is a rare homely setting with stylish apartments.

The magnificent development of Kivulini Thika situated along the Thika Garissa Road that is only a few minutes drive from Thika’s-Central Business District set a remarkable standard for affordable residential units that’s emerging in Kenya of late.

The awesomely compelling homes spaciously built on a five acre prime land is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious addresses in Thika comprising 31 beautiful maisonettes and 96 stylish apartments.

All residences are characterized by light open spaces, high-quality finishing, and a design concept that few other developments can match.

Refined architectural thinking

With ample parking, stunning landscaping and onsite community shopping facilities Kivulini Thika oozes an ultimate statement of a lifestyle that combines the elements of top class living. Its refined architectural thinking thus offers a special connection to would be home-owner or tenant. Making the good use of Kivulini – a Swahili word that means at the shade -the unique dwelling place gives an impression of quality treat from this sound architecture and interior design works.

There’s no doubt the team behind the project actualized it and put functionality of every room at the forefront. This is certainly where one hardly feels like any other home-buyer or a new tenant in a new place but the inviting environment as well as the architectural works jogs the mind of the visitor to invest.

Large open Plans

While having the homely feel of the maisonettes with three large bedrooms, master en-suite, ample wardrobe space, a separate WC/Shower room, large open plan reception and a dining room with study area and fireplace one can’t help but feel the warmth of modernity that makes Kivulini Thika significantly differently.

The well ventilated spacious kitchen with a large store room adjacent an independent store and yard is so inviting as it is graced with an outdoor nyamachoma terrace and private garden.

Additional benefits to this stylish home is a well thought-out guest WC/cloak room, two dedicated car parking spots and a detached en-suite domestic servants quarter. A fascinating dedicated roof-top clothes-hanging open air space, built-in gas connection with secure external bottle cage depicts a thought process of an architect and interior designer who really had in mind about the functionality of each home.

Interiors at Kivulini Thika is all about going beyond expectations. While the elegance starts from the wow exterior landscape, the interiors speak of switched-on pomp of a lifestyle that is prided by many home seekers or home buyers.

Elegant flooring using high quality tiles, chic built-in wardrobes, quality ironmongery, stylish and practical kitchen cabinets, quality sanitary fittings including vanity basins with mixers/taps, WC and shower gives a tinge of the positives that each residence holds.


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Chummer revamps commercial division



One of the region’s leading fabricators of custom metal works has in recent months moved to strengthen its commercial business division in the wake of huge demand from property developers in the region for the firm’s high quality metal works.

Chummer has been conducting business in the regional market for a while and has grown a reputation for high quality design and fabrication of unique and custom crafted ornamental metal for residential and commercial use.

Ornamental Chummer Iron WorksChummer GardensIn recent months, the firm has stepped up its efforts to serve the wider commercial market in the region.

“The market is thirsty for quality and elegant design,” says the General Manager, Mr. Mudasir Gul. “Gone are the days when you would just fabricate metal and hope for a good day in the market.

We have since found our niche in the art of crafting ornamental metal.”

Given the volumes and quantities involved in this segment of the market, the firm has equally moved to transform is delivery capacity and mechanisms to ensure it can meet demand at any one given time from as many clients.

“It is not easy to deal with a market that is rapidly growing, more so if that market is the commercial segment,” Mr. Gul says. “For instance, to fabricate stair rails that would be fitted in a commercial development of a so many floors may require plenty of material and a faster delivery approach. These are the considerations we have been working upon to ensure we deliver successful as we have so far done.”

It also means having sufficient manpower, equipment and constant supply of electricity to ensure the work is done faster and without any interruptions. Chummer has ensured all these factors are in play, and the firm is believed to be setting a precedent that should be emulated by other players in the industry to ensure the market is served adequately.

Ornamental Chummer“As it is, we can only serve the market to a certain level, however efficient we are at what we do,” Mr. Gul says. “All of us in this segment of the market must wake up to the realities facing us so we keep up pace with the rapidly changing environment for both interiors and exteriors of any building projects in progress.”

The firm has in recent months excelled so well in residential property arena, and is said to be one of the leading suppliers of stair rails, ornamental lighting fixtures, gates, fences, balconies, window frames, metallic beds, tables and chairs as well as plexi glass. The firm has since launched a massive drive for its stainless steel and aluminium product range as well, which has attracted a huge demand from clients.

Chummer is said to be leading the quest to meet the demands of the entire East Africa region with these products, an objective that has placed the firm on a very strong course towards success.

Chummer has been conducting business in the regional market for a while and has grown a reputation for high quality design and fabrication of unique and custom crafted ornamental metal for residential and commercial use.

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