Zimmerman

at a glance

Fondly known as Zimma by Nairobi’s youth, it got its name from pioneer industrialist Karl Fritz Paul Zimmerman. The deceased industrialist ran Zimmerman International which operated a taxidermy factory for Game Trophies (mounting the skins of animals for display). In 1977, after 33 years of raving success, Zimmerman Ltd was given months to close shop following the ban on hunting. The ban effectively meant the end of the business empire – but the estate that developed on its land still carries its name. The late Ferdinand Marcos, the President of Philippines, Jomo Kenyatta’s State House also sourced its game trophy decorations from Zimmermann, as did other presidents, kings, queens and princesses. The estate has a near 24-hour economy, mainly because of the 24-hour transport system and the composition of the residents. Many singles live here, besides new jobbers who have to survive on meager first salaries.

location

Properties

Schools

Happy Day Academy

Food & Drink

Phoenix Bar & Grill

Medical

Zimmerman Medical Centre

Daycare

Mary’s Baby Care

Entertainment Joints

Zimmerman Medical Centre

Swimming Pool

Lunar Leisure Park Estate

Kid play Areas

School Playground

Police Stations

kasarani police station

Grooming Spots

Extreme Beauty Salon & Kinyozi

Transportation

Mirema Bus Stop

Religious Centres

PCEA Zimmerman Church

Thrift Stores

Best Thrift Merchandise

Garages

Muiruri Motorbike Garage

Art Centres

Conferencing Facilities

Banks

Co – Operative Bank

Grocery Markets

Wambuti Supermarket

Service Stations

Mirema Petrol Station

Fitness

Zimmer Fitness Centre

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