Nakuru is a fast growing urban center situated in the Rift Valley region of Kenya. It was recently upgraded into a city effectively becoming the fourth city in the country after Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu. One thing that can’t go unnoticed about Nakuru is the infrastructural projects from high-rise buildings to modern hotels and state of the art malls.
In this article, WoK takes a look at Jeniffer Riria Hub – the multimillion mall owned by Echo Networks Africa.
Jeniffer Riria Hub
Jeniffer Riria Hub is an ultra-modern facility located at the junction of Kipchoge Avenue and Tom Mboya street in Nakuru’s Central Business District (CBD). The state of the art mall is owned by Echo Network Africa (ENA) formerly known as Kenya Women Holding (KWH). The architectural design of the building was inspired by the strength, character and gait of the African woman and that’s why it was named after the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ms. Jeniffer Riria.
The mall is equipped with modern facilities such as lift services, ample parking, a standby generator, 24 hours CCTV surveillance and washrooms that are accessible to all including Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). The mall sits on a 10457 square meters and has a total of 250 tenants, 400 shops and 210 parking spaces. It has five floors and a basement, ground floor, upper lower and upper ground floors. Spaces available at the mall include, offices, supermarket, restaurants, banking hall, salons & barber, gym and specialty stores among many others.
ENA- formerly known as Kenya Women Holding (KWH) is a women led, women serving development institution that engages in various activities that empower, position and advocate for women, youth and PwDs. The organization was founded in 1982 under the Kenya Women Microfinance Institution (KWFT). Its membership comprises of women from diverse backgrounds across Kenya. Its main objective is to be a catalyst for development that propels the empowerment agenda by collaborating with governments and non-governmental organizations (NGO) to develop innovative initiatives that enable women to advance their lives in terms of security and prosperity.
Leadership of ENA
The organization which has been in existence for over 36 years has Ms. Damaris Gitonga as chairperson, Ms Selina Jepkoech Kibogy as vice chairperson and Dr. Jennifer Riria as Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO). It also has several directors who sit on the board including Ms. Emma Mwangola Gituku, Ms. Jennifer Nyambura Kamande, Ms, Elizabeth Achola Mang’eni, Dr. A. Nyambura Koigi and Ms. Ursula Sore – Bahati.