Tom Mboya was a Kenyan nationalist leader and independence hero who spearheaded the negotiations for Kenyan independence from Britain. He was assassinated in 1969 and is buried in Rusinga Island. There is a small mausoleum built here in his memory with various pictures and memorabilia that he collected during his travels and political career. The Tom Mboya mausoleum is situated about 30 minutes from Mbita. Paul Ndiege, the caretaker at the Mausoleum and a nephew of Tom Mboya will give you an elaborate walk-through of Tom Mboya’s life.