In the previous picture, you saw a shot of Uhuru Park. The large structure in the scen is the Kenyan Independence Monument. I didn't know anything about it, but found this information on Enchanted Landscapes.com
Built in 1988 to commemorate 25 years of independence, the Independence Monument is a marble rendering of the lowering of the British colonial flag and the raising of the Kenyan flag. It cost nearly a million dollars to construct and caused a lot of controversy.
Location - Uhuru park along Uhuru Highway, near the Nairobi Serena Hotel.
The monument, after several years of neglect, has now received a face lift restoring it to it original grand state. It still remains a busy place with all manner of enterprise taking place around it. The Independence Monument stands as a reminder of the grand moments in the history of the land when a nation stood up in pride to proclaim itself free.
For the lover of history, visiting the site might just present a nice opportunity to travel back in time a capture a glimpse of Kenya's past. While here you can experience the thriving small-scale business activities as freelance photographers, candy, icecream and quick snack dealers busy themselves trying to earn a living by selling their ware to the numerous visitors to the park. The well trimmed lawns are a great spot for groups, couples and individuals alike to spend some quality time together. The new city street lighting project has made the park where the monument is located a safe place even at night.