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“Great Piece of Art” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tom Mboya Statue

Tom Mboya Statue
Ranked #84 of 109 things to do in Nairobi
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Nairobi
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Piece of Art”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 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 sign of receiving blessings from their father, Tom Mboya.

Visited February 2013
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Western Cape, South Africa
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46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A little difficult to get to...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“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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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“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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Beijing, China
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19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“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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