Premi jan ne vash paatariyo
Shyaam soondar sokh kaari re
(Sadguru Shree Muktanand Swami)

Murti Pratishtha at the New Mandir in Nairobi

His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree travelled from London to Nairobi, Kenya on the 2nd of July 1999. It was during the last visit to Nairobi that His Holiness Swamishree had shown His prakrut charitra and endured a massive heart attack. Swamishree wished to give darshan to the devotees that had been witness to such a distressing episode of Swamishree's leela, and ease their minds and worries by giving darshan in such a lustrous and healthy swaroop.

In December 1998, during the last visit, Acharya Swamishree performed the foundation stone ceremony of the new Swaminarayan Mandir complex in the prestigious outskirts of Nairobi. The Mandir is still not completed. However Swamishree promised that as soon as one hall had been erected, He would transfer the divine Murti of the Supreme Lord Swaminarayan and His Sankalpa Swaroop from the old Mandir in Kirinyaga Road, in the heart of the city, to the new Mandir on Swamibapa Road. During this trip, He fulfilled this promise.