It’s official! Kenya has a statue problem.
If you thought Sonko’s lion in the Nairobi CBD was terrible, new pictures have emerged showing just how dire the statue situation in Kenya is.
While Sonko did explain that the ugly lion statue on University Way roundabout was incomplete, these new animal statues are complete, thereby making them inexcusable.
The animal statues portraying a Giraffe, a Lion, a Rhino, an Elephant, and a Leopard, were shared on Twitter by one, @mbithi.
He captioned the pictures, “Kenya has a statue problem”.
Kenyans on Twitter were in agreement as they savaged the statues. Check out the statues below and some reactions thereafter.
Bonus round. pic.twitter.com/Vh5ayo5XQp
— Mbithi Masya (@mbithi) March 28, 2019
This country rewards mediocrity its hilarious. ?
— Eddie Titus (@EddieTitus2) March 28, 2019
— WAINAINA? (@ed_wainaina) March 28, 2019
I don’t think it’s a statue problem, inasmuch as it’s a cheapskate problem. We have great artists and sculptors here, they just won’t be “within budget”
— ZA WARUDO!!!! (@hila2k2) March 28, 2019
Our education system doesn’t support talents.
What do you expect. ..
— Langat Brian (@Langat254) March 28, 2019
We undervalue art in every capacity from school to working artists so it’s no surprise
— Wajir Cunty (@njen9a) March 28, 2019
Huyu ni Simba was Huruma, anaguruma
— Munyi (@MunyiO) March 28, 2019
That lion has a hippos mouth or I’m the only one seeing that pic.twitter.com/XdOafu5PdF
— just say black (@Mpho_Nums) March 28, 2019
seems like the statue skills are corrupt too
— Tulip (@tulipchikah) March 28, 2019
@Asheyma22 saa hii ni warthog ama Simba ???
— Jofrum Michira (@j_michira) March 28, 2019
The rhino has a whales mouth…
— sirb (@wanguibriankama) March 28, 2019
Aki that elephant ?????
— IG: @Velvet_By_Moxie (@awesomemoxie) March 28, 2019
They probably were just trying to be funny
— Sandy?? ⏺ (@sandyjyn) March 28, 2019
We should seek services from the North Koreans ?,…. statues form part of their biggest export revenues, apparently.
— Parclays punk (@Thee_Rodney) March 28, 2019
why do all these statues look stoned? like they really hit that blunt…
— Ms VPNL (@madamecalypso) March 28, 2019
Why does the Giraffe look like he has a brain tumor? ?
— Wysiwyg (@maruwinnie) March 28, 2019
What animals do this statues represent like seriously? And who went and paid for such shoddy work anyway?
— gyll (@_charmedsoul) March 28, 2019
we are killing the live ones so that we can have these shitty imitations
— Supreme Leader of Bunyore (@Wangalla) March 28, 2019