The late Ronald Gideon Ngala is going to be honoured with a life-size bronze sculpture to be erected in the Nairobi Business District (CBD).
Cabinet Secretary for Sports and Culture Amina Mohammed says in a Gazette Notice the site was found to have historical value and would be protected.
“In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 25 (1) (d) of the National Museums and Heritage Act, the Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture, and Heritage declares the statue specified in the Schedule, which she considers being of historical interest, to be a monument within the meaning of the Act,” the notice NO. 4209 reads dated the 23rd April 2021.
If there will be no objection within 60 days, the statue will be erected along Ronald Ngala Street, next to the Ronald Ngala Post Office Nairobi.
Ngala died in 1972 at the Kenyatta National Hospital after being in a coma for several days following a road accident.
Before his death, Ngala was a minister in Kenyatta’s Cabinet and MP for Kilifi South constituency.
Ronald Ngala was born 1923 in the coastal town of Kilifi in the British colony of Kenya.
He was educated at Alliance High School and at Makerere University College, where he received a diploma in teaching.
He then began a teaching career (1949-1954), rising to the positions of the headmaster of the Buxton School (1955-1956) and of supervisor of schools (1957-1958).