The Star (Nairobi)

14 December 2012

Kenya: Upgrade Museum - Murgor

Assistant minister for Environment Julius Murgor has called on the government to upgrade Kapenguria Museum to a national one.

Murgor said this will attract more tourists to the museum. The assistant minister blamed the government for neglecting the museum which occupies a national and historical pride in the country. The famous "Kapenguria Six" freedom fighters were jailed there for seven years.

Jomo Kenyatta, Fred Kubai, Acheng Oneko, Paul Ngei, Kungu Karumba and Bilad Kaggia were jailed at what is the Kapenguria Museum.

"The government should document all the information about the freedom fighters and place them in their cells. The cells don't have any history about the fighters, they are just empty rooms," said Murgor. He made the remarks yesterday at Makutano Stadium in Kapenguria during the Jamhuri Day celebrations.

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