The Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Foundation has developed a one-stop community-based museum, the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Museum (JOOM) and Jaramogi Mausoluem situated at Jaramogi’s homestead in Bondo, Western Kenya. The museum and monument serves as a cultural centre, a historical and national monument. The Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Mausoleum is a one-stop community-based museum and Luo Heros Exhibition Centre It is managed by the National Museums of Kenya (NMK) in partnership with Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Foundation (JOOF).
Here one will see stuffed animals and other Luo cultural equipment and learn about famous traditional medicine men the community has ever had. The Oneko family has donated the entire homestead, a 25-acre piece of land, to the National Museums of Kenya to be used as a tourist attraction site.
Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, born in the second decade of this century, devoted his life to the service of this great nation Kenya and the people of Africa. As a teacher, leader, statesman and Pan-Africanist, he showed, both by his words and by the example of his life, the way forward, to truth, to peace and to justice.
He strove for excellence in all things and never compromised his principles and ideals. His commitment to integrity, and his courageous determination to stand firm in defense of what he knew was right, guided his life. His outpouring sympathy with the poor and disadvantaged in society was immeasurable. During his life time, he was a benefactor of many orphans and other disadvantaged Kenyans.
He had the highest respect for education and academic achievement. In honor of this great man, the Jaramogi Foundation continues with his life’s work and espouse the universal values of social justice, respect for human rights, pursuit of peace and unity and support for people centered development.