Khoja Mosque


Khoja Mosque c.1922


Khoja Mosque c.1922

At the junction of Nairobi’s Moi Avenue and the beginning of River Road, stands a three-storey iconic stone building. Many call it Khoja Mosque, but its actual name is Nairobi Town Jamatkhana, meaning “prayer house or mosque”. Built by the Ismaili community led by the Aga Khan, the foundation stone of this mosque was laid in January 1920. Two years later in 1922, its construction was completed. The building of the mosque is credited for stimulating business growth around the area as many people started building business premises hence, the name Bazaar Street, which was later renamed Biashara Street.
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