Statue of Jomo Kenyatta, 1st place, Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 Kenya

Statue of Jomo Kenyatta, 1st place, Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 Kenya

Kenya was another one of the countries around the world that participated in Wiki Loves Monuments for the first time in 2012. Kenyan particpants contributed a number of impressive photographs depicting the distinctive array of national monuments in the country.

The first place photo features a statue of Jomo Kenyatta, the country’s first Prime Minister and the man many consider Kenya’s founding father. The second place photo portrays the Nation Center Publishing House in Nairobi, headquarters of the Nation Media Group, the largest private media house in East and Central Africa. Other finalists contribution’s commemorate the country’s history, with two photos (one of which took third place) depicting monuments marking the 20th and 25th anniversaries of Kenya’s independence.

For more information about Wiki Loves Monuments visit http://www.wikilovesmonuments.org; you can view more pictures from the Kenyan finalists here.

Zoe Bernard, Communications Intern

Nation Cenre, 2nd place, Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 Kenya

Nation Centre, 2nd place, Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 Kenya

Monument marking Kenya's 20th anniversary of independence, 3rd place, Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 Kenya

Monument marking Kenya’s 20th anniversary of independence, 3rd place, Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 Kenya