Paxtu, the house where the world Scouting movement founder Robert Baden Powell, Nyeri Photos
Lord Baden Powell colonialist hotel, Nyeri

Kenya scouts say they will continue honor Lord Baden Powell despite being one of the racists during the colonial era. The Move comes after Black Lives Matter Protests in United Kingdom vandalized his statue.

They added that honouring the memory of the movement’s founder, Lord Baden-Powell, who has been accused of racism by Black Lives Matter protesters in Britain will continue despite the removal of his statue in Dorset.

" Only speak of the rich values that Mr Powell taught us through the scouting movement”, Mr Anthony Gitonga, the international commissioner at the Kenya Scouts Movement, said the founder will remain a hero in Kenya, the protests notwithstanding.

Baden-Powell’s monument in Poole Quay, Dorset, has come up on a website detailing potential targets for anti-racism protesters. He was a lieutenant in the British army specialising in reconnaissance and scouting, and upon retirement moved to Nyeri, where he started the Scouts Movement in 1910.

He died in 1941 and was buried in Nyeri town, where he had relocated permanently three years earlier. His wife Olave Powell is buried next to him.

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