Over 60 years ago, by the inspiration and efforts of Brahmaswarup Shastriji Maharaj and Nirgundas Swami, satsang was established in East Africa. Yogiji Maharaj visited there in 1955, 1960 and 1970 to consecrate mandirs. Then in August 1999 Pramukh Swami Maharaj consecrated a grand shikharbaddh mandir in Nairobi, Kenya. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of its inauguration and also the 50th anniversary of the first mandir in Uganda, a team of sadhus led by Pujya Mahant Swami is currently in East Africa.
In Nairobi, over the past year, the BAPS have organized blood donation camps, clothes distribution to the needy, medical camps, adhiveshans for children and youths, an ideal family, campaign and other events to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the mandir.
During the main celebrations from 26 July to 9 August 2009, Mahant Swami conducted an enlightening series of discourses on the Yogi Gita, shibirs were held for children, youths and elders, and there were daily public assemblies, which were attended by over 3,500 people daily.
On 7 August the children and youths presented a cultural programme of traditional dance and drama.
On 8 August, 350 devotees participated in the Vedic yagna for the inauguration of the Nilkanth Varni abhishek murti. Thereafter, the murti was flown in a helicopter to shower its divine glance upon the city.
On 9 August, the 10th Patotsav of the BAPS Mandir in Nairobi and the installation of the Nilkanth Varni abhishek murti was celebrated.