The Muliro Gardens in Kenya’s Kakamega County was once a symbol of beauty, freedom and a monument to Kenya’s renowned freedom fighter, Masinde Muliro. It is ironic that, while Kenya celebrated its 49th Independence Day (Mashujaa Day) December 12, 2012, the memorial garden site named for this hero who campaigned for the restoration of multi-party democracy in Kenya has been turned into a dump.
It appears that since the care of the garden was taken over by the Municipal Council of Kakamega, this historuic site has completely deteriorated. When maintained by the Friends of Muliro, the gardens were at once was gathering place for families and students The site is used as a parking lot for service vehicles. flea maket, and dump site. Worst of all it has gained notoriety as a place of illicit sex acts as documented on Youtube.