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Address: Moi Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: 254720650869
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Hero's Statue

Well, still new in the city but has been defaced because many people including football fans of the famous Gor Mahia FC who frequent the statue.

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2014
Langat C
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nairobi
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Its just one statue and nothing more. It is only good for viewing if you live around or were walking around and about the city but not enuff to make anyone board a plane to go see. sorry.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Perhaps, you've studied History in your classes sometimes back. Kenya too has it's history and some individuals were the architects and this includes this illustrious son of the Great Lake in Western Kenya. The statue of him looks nice and on most Saturday's you will find die-hard Gor Mahia Football Club fans congregating it and paying their respects so as... More 

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nairobi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Well, still new in the city but has been defaced because many people including football fans of the famous Gor Mahia FC who frequent the statue.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Wonderful thought by the government to put up the statue which really created a welcome scene at one of the spots in the city that was a bit shameful due to neglect. What stands out is that it is misplaced. Unlike the Dedan Kimathi statue along Kimathi street, Tom Mboya statue is on Moi avenue. Bench type of seats around... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

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... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

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

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Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Its awesome we appreciate and commemorate the heroism and dedication of tom mboya. I simply think its on the wrong street. They could have picked a spot on his street. Reason I gave it an average rating

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Nairobi, Kenya
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Great piece of Art work adding onto Nairobi's rich historical heritage attractions. Best day to wander around town is on a Sunday, less traffic both vehicles and people. Great historical figure of our historical heritage. A must visit

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Nairobi
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

A statue of a Kenyan fallen Hero from Nyanza, who was among the leaders spearheading for the independence of Kenya. It has a water fountain and a local football team known as Gor Mahia even use it as their shrine. They visit the statue to give thanks each time they win a match. They bath with the water as a... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

This statue is located in the middle of a busy intersection in front of the National Archives, so you've got to weave through traffic to get to it, and it's often surrounded by crowds of people sitting on the walls to rest. Not always easy to photograph, but it's worth finding if you're interested in Kenya's history.

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