Sports and Culture Cabinet Secretary Dr Hassan Wario Plays Squash in Wadi Degla Club Runda.
Wadi Degla Holding has opened the doors to its Ksh2 billion sports, social and leisure club, following the completion of construction works by a team of Kenyan and Egyptian engineers
The club, located in Runda, off Kiambu Road, now becomes the first to open of three clubs that Wadi Degla is building in Nairobi. It is part of the KSh10 billion investments by the Egyptian corporation.
Sports and Culture Cabinet Secretary Dr Hassan Wario who congratulated Wadi Degla Holding and Chairman Eng Adel Sammy on the completion of their first club in Kenya said President Uhuru Kenyatta is ‘very excited’ with the coming of Wadi Degla Clubs to Nairobi.
“This investment does more than just strengthen long standing relations between Kenya and Egypt. It advances shared aspirations of our people for better standards of living and access to better opportunities,” he said.
Wadi Degla Runda Club is a multi-sport facility inspired by modern Egyptian architecture described by Kiambu Governor William Kabogo as “a club and place like no other, set to introduce new lifestyles around sports, family and business”.
Mr Kabogo who welcomed the Wadi Degla Clubs to Kenya, two of which are set in his Kiambu County, said he was impressed by the club’s sheer size, quality of workmanship and the modern new sports facilities.
“We approved this mega project about eight months ago. Even though there are stadiums and small private sports clubs, we believe the time is ripe for large clubs such as Wadi Degla. We are pleasantly surprised by the transformation and foresee immense benefits to Kenyans,” he noted.
Wadi Degla Club features facilities for football, tennis, squash and swimming, ping pong, basketball and athletics as well as premier health facilities like gymnasiums, angsana spa, sports café, business lounge and kids pool. Others are recreational pool, training pool, restaurants among many others.
Typically, families pay a one off lifetime membership which gives them access to all facilities. That membership gives them not just exclusive access to all other Wadi Degla Clubs in Nairobi but also those around the world.
Wadi Degla Club Kenya Country Director Mr Joseph Reda said the club is dedicated to bringing the finest of things to Kenya. “It will give opportunity to members to live a lifestyle they deserve that caters for all aspects of their lives; family, fitness, leisure and much more. It is a daily lifestyle and there will always be something for each member of the family to do daily,” he noted.
Wadi Degla Club is expected to open a second club in Kiambu’s Migaa Estate, which is currently under construction and a third in Karen’s Mamba Village in 2017.