New lion statue mounted on Friday night (L) and the original lion sculpture that Sonko says was only 45% complete, when Kenyans began criticising it (R) [PHOTO | COURTESY]

Sonko uproots ridiculous lion statue at night

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Friday succumbed to social media pressure and replaced a lion statue mounted on University Way roundabout.

The initial statue, which many online users termed as ugly, had ridiculous finishing done on it, leaving the structure’s looks bordering a cat, tiger, leopard or none of the mentioned animals.

And on Friday night, Nairobi County officers uprooted the mediocre lion statue and replaced it with one that would easily pass as an ingenious piece of art that much thought went into its sculpturing.

The statues are part of Nairobi’s beautification project.

As at Saturday morning, painters were spotted brushing the University Way lion statue with deep-brown painting.

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