Top monuments to visit in Nairobi : Kenya is top safari destination on the African continent, it is known to have a good social and economic history, and it has a rich cultural heritage and the government of this country works together with many organizations trying the best to immortalize the spectacular history through the monuments, which is ranked as of the most favourable paths.
In addition, there many Historical monuments in the country, which serves, as a way to remember and appreciate the past events and great individuals and the most interesting thing is that each monument has a story behind it and will take you back into the past. Therefore, tourists on a safari will get chances to learn more about these monuments and gain new experiences.
More so, for the tourists who have their best interest in visiting these magnificent and informative monuments in Kenya can read through the context below which will talk about the top 7 monuments in the country and get to know where they are situated and what they mean among others.
- Naked Boy of Justice
The Naked Boy of Justice is well known to have a fascinating history, which attracts many tourists to travel from all over different parts of the world to visit. In addition, it is usually called out by other names like; Oriento which is a male name that was derived from the fishing community which is considered as one of the famous tribes in the country. The Naked boy of Justice is ranked to be the third monument, which was created in the honor of a colonial – era lawyer named Alexander George Hamilton, who died in 1937. More so, later, his wife commissioned the monument and it stands outside the Kenya Supreme Court, portraying the naked, slipper and fearless nature of justice.
- Tom Mboya
Tom Mboya monument is situated along Moi Avenue and is considered as one of the most known landmarks found in Nairobi city with many people using it as a point of meeting or reference.
Tom Mboya Monument was unveiled in 2011 and the unique thing about it is that it is seen as a statue of former Kenyan Minister Tom Mboya who was murdered under unclear circumstances that took place in 1969. More so, this statue stands around 20 meters from where was shot.
- Mau Mau Monument.
The Mau Mau Monument is a considered as a centre of history of Kenya, which represents the fight for independence from the British colonialists. In addition, it is during this time of turmoil when the indigenous Kenyans faced many atrocities. However, the locals fought back against the harsh rule and world – famous Mau – Mau fighters were born.
More so, the main aim of this Monument was to seek and conserve the memory of the victims of the torture and ill-treatment during the 1952 to 1960 state of Emergency. Therefore, the Mau Mau monument is situated at Freedom Corner in Nairobi City where tourists can visit.
- Jomo Kenyatta Monument
The Jomo Kenyatta Monument is one of the most popular monuments in Kenya, which is commonly visited by many tourists on a safari in Nairobi, and this monument is featured on of various Kenya’s old and new currency notes, which makes it one of the most famous Kenyan Monuments.
This monument is situated on the Kenya International Conference Center grounds and is a sculpture of the first president of Kenya – Mzee Jomo Kenyatta and it was unveiled during in 1973.
- War Memorial Monument
The War Memorial Monument acts a reminder to the First World War or the Great War, which was a European conflict. In addition, The War Memorial Monument was made by British Sculptor James Stevenson along Kenyatta Avenue reminds Kenyans of the African soldiers who found in the First World War More so, this monument features a porter, an Askari and a gun carrier among the few posts designated for Africans.
- Dedan Kimathi
The Dedan Kimathi Statue is found along Kimathi Street situated opposite the former Hilton Hotel, which is one of the famous landmarks in Nairobi, it reminds passersby of the great Field Marshal Dedan Kimathi, a freedom fight against British Colonial rule. Unfornately, He was captured during the State of Emergency and killed.
- Nyayo Monument
Nyayo Monument is an easy monument to spot due to the fact that it situated within Nairobi’s Central Park and it is used on the old 100-shilling note. The colossal structure was built in 1988 to commemorate Kenya’s 25 years of independence and ten years of then – president Moi’s rule. More so, The Nyayo Monument is famous to many people including schoolchildren who visit it to learn about the history and take pictures.
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