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“A little difficult to get to...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Tom Mboya Statue

Tom Mboya Statue
Moi Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya
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Ranked #27 of 38 Attractions in Nairobi
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Nairobi, Kenya
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“A little difficult to get to...”
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.

Visited December 2012
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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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“Awesome Icon of Historic Pride”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

It's a source of pride every time I walk by it as it reminds me of all those who fought for Kenya to be what it is today.

Down side though is that too many people hang around it making it an "Idler's Corner"

Visited December 2012
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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“The academician”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

so much idolised by the tribemen...he was a great and visionally leader...nice to remember him....he brought some sense of leadership in the country

Visited October 2012
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“only statue”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

I thought the Tom Mboya statue is a landmark, but the statue is simple ,so many people sit around here,it need to repairs.If you require further history. you have to go to archives.

Visited August 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Simple statue to a great figure”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

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.

Visited July 2012
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