The Nyeri County Scouts and Girl Guides movement is set to construct a monument and a resource centre in Nyeri Town to honour the county’s heroes and heroines.

The monument and a resources centre will have sculptures of Lord Robert Baden Powell and his wife Olave.

Others to be honoured in a similar way include Mau Mau freedom fighter Dedan Kimathi and environmentalist Prof Wangari Maathai.

Nyeri County Scouts Training Commissioner Maina Wachira on Wednesday said this will act as a centre where all information on these heroes will be obtained.


He said the movement will erect a perimeter wall around Lord Powell’s grave and rename the park to Baden Powell Historical Garden.

“What we want to do is to have the sculptures of all the heroes.

We want to have the sculpture of Baden Powell with a brief history about him and that his wife.

We will also honour Dedan Kimathi, Prof Wangari Maathai and others so that when one comes here from any part of the world they can get that information and history from the garden,” he said.

Africa Scouts Youth Forum Chairperson Grace Michuki said the movement’s council to be launched next weekend in Nyeri Town aims at helping young people develop in all spheres of life.

She said the council will act as a way of uniting youth in Africa, and Nyeri will be a starting point as it is regarded as the home of the scouting movement.

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