Langata and Thika are two popular locations in Nairobi, popular among the youth, students and families. Langata road, caters to young families, individuals that work in the CBD and UpperHill and students that study in Catholic University and Strathmore University. Thika Road on the other hand serves a multitude of people from the lower income households in Githurai 44 to the upper income households in Garden Estate and Balozi, the students at USIU and those at Kenyatta University. Studying the modern trade businesses in those areas it is no surprise that Thika Road has more shopping malls which provide more amenities than Langata road.
Data Fintech conducted a study on the most popular shopping malls in Nairobi and analyzed malls in Thika road and those in Langata road. Along Thika Road there are three main malls (Thika Road Mall, Mountain Mall and Garden City) with 55 fashion stores, 23 restaurants and 10 healthcare stores. On Langata road there are 29 fashion stores, 10 restaurants and 8 healthcare stores. From this it would be correct to infer that Kenyans spend quite a lump sum of fashion items. Food would come second shown by the number of restaurants as compared to other amenities in both locations. Looking at the stores missing in both areas, Sport, Gift and Pet stores have ow presentation across the two locations.
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