Uhuru Gardens

Jacaranda Tree

Nairobi’s largest memorial to the struggle for Independence was built upon the spot where freedom (Uhuru) from colonial rule was declared at midnight on 12th December 1963. The monument is a 24 metre high triumphal column, supporting a pair of clasped hands and the dove of peace, high over a statue of a group of freedom fighters raising the flag.

The monument is surrounded by lush, landscaped gardens and fountains. Uhuru Gardens is located near Wilson Airport, on Langata Road.

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