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“Kenyan hero” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Tom Mboya Statue

Tom Mboya Statue
Moi Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya
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Ranked #29 of 42 Attractions in Nairobi
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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“Kenyan hero”
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 the statue would have been good. People seat on the high pavements around. It's placed at the centre of a very busy street so be on the lookout for pickpockets. Soccer fans more so Gor Mahia supporters converge here before and after matches but beware if they have lost, they are rowdy and have defaced parts of the statue before. No camera? No need to worry; there's always a host of cameramen there.

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Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Statatue at City centre”
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 assasinated reminds us of our very long path to freedom.

Visited June 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“History and Art”
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

Visited May 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“not bad”
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

Visited October 2012
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Artistic monument”
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

Visited February 2013
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