Nakuru County has been put on the spotlight by Kenyans on Twitter over statues erected at Nyayo gardens that have been the butt of hilarious jibes.
The statues include the symbol of Nakuru county, the flamingo, among other animals.
But Kenyans online had a difficult time figuring out what the sculptor had in mind, given the bosy symmetry of some of the statues.
For instance, the flamingos are way bigger than their normal size and stand next to miniature of a cow.
KOT observed that the cow looked more ‘like a giraffe in a cow’s skin’.
“Nakuru peeps, is that a cow or a cow in a giraffe skin? What shall you tell us? Lee Kinyanjui is outdoing Sonko,” tweeted Rachel.
Nakuru peeps, ???? is that a cow or a cow in a giraffe skin? What shall you tell us? ???? Lee Kinyanjui is outdoing Sonko. pic.twitter.com/MWgRTGwW20
— Rachel (@Nakeel) April 7, 2019
“The fainted Flamingo was also in shock…. could not belief itself,” said Tonny Blanks.
“Forget about the cow, that flamingo is on steroids!” wrote jack Wambugu.
“The flamingo’s height is a story for another decade,” commented kipronno.
“Is that a flamingo or an ostrich in flamingo regalia?” asked Kibiwott_kip.
Ngoja mpka uone order ya Western Kenyan counties? pic.twitter.com/Hpranrqs88
— Omar Muhammad IF (@OmmarIF) April 7, 2019
Nakuru County spokesperson Beatrice Obwocha has disowned the statues and explained that they were left behind by a group of artists who were showcasing their talents.
Another tweep also shared a picture of Nyeri County beautification project and its ‘rabbit’ statue.
— Served Hot Off The Griddle (@spazzle_) April 8, 2019
“Is that a bunny? Is Nyeri the Playboy Mansion?” asked Nakeel.
Mombasa and Nairobi counties have also come under fire for their beautification. In February, Governor Hassan Joho made headlines after erecting reindeers at the new recreational park in Kabarani.
KOT bashed him for using animals that do not exist in Africa.
Governor Mike Sonko on the other hand received an emphatic ‘NO’ from Nairobians for a lion statue mounted at University Way roundabout.
Sonko was forced to replace it with a much better looking beast.