What judges found out about Mzee Jomo Kenyatta's statue

The statue of Kenya's founding President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi as pictured on August 15, 2019. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • A three-judge bench toured the site in the afternoon following a petition by activist Okiya Omtatah against inclusion of the statue on the new currency notes.
  • The court established that the building and the statue were unveiled on separate days - Mzee Kenyatta opened the building on September 10, 1973 while the then Vice President Daniel arap Moi unveiled the statue the following day.
  • The CBK and the Attorney-General say the statue is part of the complex and that it was not wrong to put the KICC image on the new notes, which were unveiled in June.

The distance between the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) tower and Mzee Jomo Kenyatta's statue is approximately 80 metres, the High Court established on Thursday.


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