Tom Mboya Statue
Tom Mboya Statue
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Martin Karari
Nairobi, Kenya221 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
It is one of the few places in Nairobi you can sit and relax. Unfortunately it is near the main bus stops in Nairobi city centre and therefore crowded with passers-by, preachers, marketers and even street kids. You can get a photo next to the monument and there are guys who do it for a small fee of about 100bob. Tom Mboya is a Kenyan hero who was assassinated about 50m from where the monument stands. The nearby street is named after him.
Written 7 December 2020
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SF Guy
San Francisco, CA1,029 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Solo
This is a beautiful monument located in the center of Nairobi but it is totally surrounded by fencing you cannot see through. I’m not sure why the fencing but if you knock on the gate the keeper may allow you to take pictures. But definitely a must see when visiting Nairobi and it’s great history.
Written 9 October 2021
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands5,510 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Mboya's statue is located at one of the busiest junctions in Nairobi CBD (Moi avenue at the National Archives). It is near to where he was assassinated in 1969. Mboya was just 38 when was gunned down. He was a left leaning political leader of the independence movement, organizer of the trade unions movement and eventually minister under Jomo Kenyatta. His statue appearance looks a bit like that of a statesman, less so of a militant fighter.
Written 30 December 2023
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Japheth
Nairobi, Kenya14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018
Tom Mboya is a nice place to be at, but its at a very busy streets of Nairobi a visit on a weekend would be great for you to enjoy the beauty of the Statue.
Written 7 December 2018
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Samuel P
27 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Family
Initially the monument was well done but unfortunately it has been vandalized and neglected. If revived, it can serve as a great reminder of Kenyan history.
Written 6 October 2017
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Nyikuri I
Nairobi, Kenya522 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Friends
This is located on a crowded Moi Avenue. Very historical, Tom Mboya was one of the greatest trade unionist Kenya has ever had. He was killed by a gun man along Moi Avenue. The Statue has been idolized, especially by people from his Luo community and fans of a local football club, Gor Mahia.
Written 25 May 2016
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Favour Tours and Safaris Ltd
Nairobi, Kenya64 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Family
Tha statue is amazing and a must see since it is at the heart of the city centre. It reminds us of an important piece of history. Kenya has come a long way fighting for democracy. Tom Mboya was a real hero in the Kenyan politics which todays leaders needs to emulate. The monument being near where Tom Mboya was assasinated reminds us of our very long path to freedom.
Written 14 June 2013
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Herine O
Nairobi, Kenya10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Solo
It is an honor to the LAte Tom mboya was assasinated...it is quite a magnificent status tho is has started being vandalised..a local football club usually uses it as a meeting point before and after their matches. It quite a monument especially for art lovers and monument
Written 15 May 2013
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Fiver75
Melbourne, Australia12,093 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Solo
Located outside the National Archives, the Tom Mboya Statue remembers an important political figure in Kenya’s history. You can read about Mboya inside the archives, where a display chronicles his life. The statue is small and simple, a circular base around a pillar with the statue on the top. Locals line the benches nearby, although more as simply resting their feet than admiring the statue, I suspect. Combine a trip to the statue with a visit to the National Archives – both are very interesting.
Written 21 July 2012
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d_taddei
Hawick, UK458 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Solo
If you're going to have a statue put it somewhere pleasant not in a hetic area the street is far too busy even take a picture
Written 1 January 2018
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