Truth Behind Mysterious Nyeri Building Turning Heads

  • Undated photo of a museum located in Nyeri
    Undated photo of a museum located in Nyeri
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  • From afar, the building may look like it was picked from a cartoon comic book, but it stands out so conspicuously compared to the surrounding.

    Located along the Mukurweini-Nyeri road, the building amazes several Kenyans for its mysterious nature.

    It has been described as one of the weirdest structures ever seen, this may be due to the 'ghostly' grey colour of the walls.

    Undated photo of a museum located in Nyeri
    Undated photo of a museum located in Nyeri
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    "Could it be a set-up for some Halloween Party, a byte from Ripley’s Believe It or Not, a script from the Haunted House, a House of Witches, a ghost buster’s abode, or a juju mansion deep inside bundus,

    Or a sneak preview of the biblical hell where Satan boils souls over ever glowing incinerator," one questioned.

    However, according to Michael Wahome, one of the people behind the building, it is a special museum aimed to preserve ancient artifacts.

    "It holds artifacts used by Kenyans even before independence in 1963. Newspapers from 1959, 1960, 1961, and 1962 are hung inside," Wahome told Kenyans.co.ke.

    In addition, Wahome noted the two-storey museum is also a way of honouring God.

    On the design of the building, he noted that the two floors were designed uniquely and 'mystically' to resemble the uncertainty of life and the universe.

    "We have used cement to create the illusion of roughness and unevenness. It was intentional to stand out," Wahome added.

    According to Wahome, the museum is set to open soon. It will be charging Ksh100 for children and Ksh200 for adults.

    Wahome also noted that plans were underway to construct a food joint nearby to cater to the needs of the visitors.

    This is one of the many architectural marvels across the country.

    A collage of some of the different statues at the museum in Nyeri
    A collage of some of the different statues at the museum in Nyeri
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