Tuesday, June 9, 2020 – Ballsy activist, Boniface Mwangi, has called on Kenyans to bring down the statue of Mzee Jomo Kenyatta atKenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) Nairobi.
According to the courageous activist who is known to speak truth to power, the monument is a symbol of oppression.
This comes after anti-racism protestors in Bristol pulled down a bronze statue of Edward Colston, a notorious slave trader who was prominently involved in England’s sole official slaving company in the 17th century – the Royal African Company – which transported tens of thousands of Africans across the Atlantic Ocean to work in sugar plantations and tobacco fields.
The company branded its initials onto the chest of every enslaved African.
While Kenyatta’s monument is heavily guarded, Boni, as he is fondly referred to, has an idea how it can be easily toppled.
He suggested that protestors should pay for a ticket under the pretext of attending a music concert (the venue is often used to hold music concerts) with the agenda being to bring down the historical monument.
“Tukienda concert ya reggae KICC next time tunaeza iteremsha fasta fasta. Watu walipie ticko lakini agenda ikuwe ni hii,” tweeted Mwangi.
His idea drew out mixed reactions from netizens with majority agreeing with him.
See his post and reactions below.
The Kenyan DAILY POST.