Kenyans mad at content creator Arap Marindich for whipping Tom Mboya statue
Kenyans mad at content creator Arap Marindich for whipping Tom Mboya statue.
Kenyans have reacted after comedian and
content creator Arap Marindich was captured on video whipping a statue of Tom Mboya in Nairobi.
In the video, Marindich is seen standing atop metal grills, wielding a whip as he struck the Tom Mboya statue.
It however did not take long for an undercover police officer, dressed in civilian clothing, to swiftly apprehend him, and dragging him away.
People who were near the Archives building in the CBD recorded the entire incident while attempting to mediate by urging the officer to release the comedian.
The officer who arrested him clearly looked uncomfortable with onlookers recording him, and he issued threats to break the phones of those capturing the scene.
The Tom Mboya statue along Moi avenue Nairobi was erected in 2011 in his honour.
The monument stands about 20 metres from where Mboya was murdered.
Kenyans on social media have condemned the act while many claim that Marindich crossed a line while attempting to create content.
Most have called him out for disrespecting Tom Mboya, a major political leader in Kenya until his assassination in 1969.
Arap Marindich gained popularity in 2022 for mimicking World Rally Championship drivers.