A report on Kenya and Kisumu

Kisumu City as seen from a nearby hill
Kisumu City Hall
The Turkana boy, a 1.6-million-year-old hominid fossil belonging to Homo erectus.
A traditional Swahili carved wooden door in Lamu.
Local inhabitants near Kisumu, 1911
Portuguese presence in Kenya lasted from 1498 until 1730. Mombasa was under Portuguese rule from 1593 to 1698 and again from 1728 to 1729.
British East Africa in 1909
The Kenya–Uganda Railway near Mombasa, about 1899.
Jomo Kenyatta Sports Ground
A statue of Dedan Kimathi, a Kenyan rebel leader with the Mau Mau who fought against the British colonial system in the 1950s.
The first president and founding father of Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta.
Cheetahs at the Impala Sanctuary
Daniel arap Moi, Kenya's second President, and George W. Bush, 2001
Ndere Island
Uhuru Kenyatta in 2014.
Kisumu International Airport
A map of Kenya.
Kisumu Harbour. The green vegetation is water hyacinth.
A Köppen climate classification map of Kenya.
Maseno University Kisumu
Kenya's third president, Mwai Kibaki
St. Therese of Lisieux Cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kisumu, opposite Kibuye Market.
The Supreme Court of Kenya building.
President Barack Obama in Nairobi, July 2015
Emblem of the Kenya Defence Forces
Kenya's 47 counties.
A proportional representation of Kenya exports, 2019
Kenya, Trends in the Human Development Index 1970–2010.
Amboseli National Park
Tsavo East National Park
Tea farm near Kericho, Kericho County.
Agricultural countryside in Kenya
The Kenya Commercial Bank office at KENCOM House (right) in Nairobi.
Workers at Olkaria Geothermal Power Plant
The official logo of Vision 2030.
Lake Turkana borders Turkana County
Lions Family Portrait Masai Mara
Maasai people. The Maasai live in both Kenya and Tanzania.
Child labour in Kenya
A Bantu Kikuyu woman in traditional attire
Holy Ghost Roman Catholic Cathedral in Mombasa.
Outpatient Department of AIC Kapsowar Hospital in Kapsowar.
Table showing different grades of clinical officers, medical officers, and medical practitioners in Kenya's public service
School children in a classroom.
An MSc student at Kenyatta University in Nairobi.
A Maasai girl at school.
Kenyan boys and girls performing a traditional dance
Nation Media House, which hosts the Nation Media Group
Kenyan author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o.
Popular Kenyan musician Jua Cali.
Jepkosgei Kipyego and Jepkemoi Cheruiyot at the 2012 London Olympics
Kenyan Olympic and world record holder in the 800 meters, David Rudisha.
Ugali and sukuma wiki, staples of Kenyan cuisine

Kisumu is the third-largest city in Kenya after the capital, Nairobi, and the coastal city of Mombasa, making Kisumu the largest city in Kenya west of Nairobi.

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Kisumu City is the third-largest city and also an inland port on Lake Victoria.

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Nairobi County (red) in surrounding Nairobi Metro (green)
Nairobi in 1899
Entrance to Nairobi railway station in 1899
Nairobi in 1973
Nairobi showing Fedha Towers, ICEA Building, the Nairobi Safari Club and Anniversary Towers
Woodvale Grove, Westlands
Satellite view of Nairobi
River Athi on the eastern side of Nairobi
Rain clouds over estates (Dec. 2019).
Nairobi southern suburbs in 2003
Kibera slums being upgraded to New Apartment by the Kenyan Ministry of housing and United Nations Habitat
Central Park
Kenyatta Avenue with Uhuru Park between Upper Hill and the Nairobi CBD
Co-operative Bank of Kenya headquarters
Kenyatta International Convention Centre with Times Tower in the background
Nairobi is a major financial capital of Africa, and one of the most modern cities in Africa.
I&M Bank headquarters in Nairobi
Prism Tower in Upper Hill
A view of Nairobi from the Kenyatta International Conference Centre
A giraffe at Nairobi National Park, with Nairobi's skyline in background
Nairobi Cinema
Nyayo National Stadium
Basilica of the Holy Family in Nairobi
University of Nairobi
Umma University
Syokimau Railway Station
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
A matatu
Public transport in Nairobi
Nairobi Terminus
Museum hill interchange, where Uhuru highway links to forest road which is an extension of the Thika superhighway. Nairobi's tall skyscrapers can be seen on the background.
The A104 heading to Nairobi CBD
Eastern Bypass, Nairobi
Nairobi metro map
Nairobi County (red)
Kajiado County (green)
Machakos County (yellow)
Kiambu County (purple)
View of Kibera,
Military helicopter over Westgate Shopping Mall
Nation Centre, headquarters of the Nation Media Group
Jomo Kenyatta statue
Nairobi at sunrise
KICC Auditorium
State House
Nairobi City Hall
Entrance to Parliament
University of Nairobi
Nairobi at sunset
NSSF Building
Anniversary Towers
Times Tower

Nairobi is the capital and largest city of Kenya.

A branch line will also be extended to Kisumu.

President Kenyatta in 1966

Jomo Kenyatta

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Jomo Kenyatta (c.

Jomo Kenyatta (c.

President Kenyatta in 1966
President Kenyatta in 1966
A traditional Kikuyu house similar to that in which Kenyatta would have lived in Nginda
Kenyatta lobbied against many of the actions of Edward Grigg, Governor of Kenya. Grigg tried to suppress many of Kenyatta's activities.
In October 1951 Kenyatta selected colors for the KAU flag: green for the land, black for the skin of the people, and red for the blood of liberty.
Tanzanian children with signs demanding Kenyatta's release
Kenyatta became close friends with the last British Governor of Kenya, Malcolm MacDonald, who helped speed the process of independence.
Kenyatta initially agreed to merge Kenya with Tanganyika, Uganda and Zanzibar to form an East African Federation.
The presidential standard of Jomo Kenyatta, adopted in 1970
Kenyatta at an agricultural show in 1968
Kenyatta with Malawian President Hastings Banda
The University of Nairobi, Kenya's first institution of higher education, was established under Kenyatta's administration.
Kenyatta meets an American delegation from the Congress of Racial Equality, including Roy Innis.
Jomo Kenyatta and his son meet the President of West Germany Heinrich Lübke in 1966.
Kenyatta at the Eldoret Agricultural Show, 1968
Kenyatta in the last year of his life
A statue of Kenyatta was erected at the KICC in Nairobi.
Kenyatta's Mausoleum in Nairobi

1897 – 22 August 1978) was a Kenyan anti-colonial activist and politician who governed Kenya as its Prime Minister from 1963 to 1964 and then as its first President from 1964 to his death in 1978.

In October 1969, Kenyatta visited Kisumu, located in Luo territory, to open a hospital.


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Nakuru in 1913
View of Nakuru town and Lake Nakuru from Milimani area
Nyayo gardens
Kenyatta Avenue, Nakuru
Mount Kenya University (MKU) Nakuru Town branch
A user at the Nakuru knls Library
Train passing by Nakuru town
World from Menengai Forest, Nakuru
Flamingos on Lake Nakuru

Nakuru is a city in the Rift Valley region of Kenya.

It is the fourth largest city in Kenya, behind Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu respectively.

A traditional Luo village at the Bomas of Kenya museum.

Luo people

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The Luo of Kenya and Tanzania are a Nilotic ethnic group native to western Kenya and the Mara Region of northern Tanzania in East Africa.

The Luo of Kenya and Tanzania are a Nilotic ethnic group native to western Kenya and the Mara Region of northern Tanzania in East Africa.

A traditional Luo village at the Bomas of Kenya museum.
A map of some of the Luo peoples
The former Nyanza Province in Kenya
Thimlich Ohinga in Migori County, South Nyanza, Kenya
Mgirango Jaluo in dance attire
Achieng Oneko. One of the Kapenguria Six
Tom Mboya
Luo dancers in Eldoret, Kenya
Dan 'Chizi' Aceda
Evans Kidero
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Ochola Ogaye Mak’Anyengo
Susan Mboya
Miguna Miguna
Lupita Nyong'o
Tavia Nyong'o
Barack Obama
Oginga Odinga
Raila Odinga
Johnny Oduya
Margaret Ogola
Bethwell Ogot
Dennis Oliech
David Otunga
Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

They are part of a larger group of related Luo peoples who inhabit an area ranging from South Sudan, southwestern Ethiopia, northern and eastern Uganda, northeastern Congo-Kinshasa, southwestern Kenya and northern Tanzania.

The British set up regional headquarters first at Mumias then at Kisumu.

Jaramogi Oginga Odinga

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From left to rightAchieng Oneko, Jomo Kenyatta, Makhan Singh and Oginga Odinga in 1961

Jaramogi Ajuma Oginga Odinga (October 1911 – 20 January 1994) was a Luo chieftain who became a prominent figure in Kenya's struggle for independence.

The friction between Odinga and Kenyatta continued, and in 1969 Odinga was arrested after the two verbally abused each other publicly at a chaotic function in Kisumu – and where at least 11 people were killed and dozens were injured in riots.


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Kenya's first president, Jomo Kenyatta, opens the Eldoret Agricultural Show in 1968.
Large wheat plantation near Eldoret. Sergoit hill seen in the background
Koitalel Arap Samoei Mausoleum and Museum in Nandi Hills; a historic monument located close to Eldoret
Paraglading in Elgeyo Marakwet
Champions Monument located in Eldoret, Kenya
The breakfast room at Eldoret Club, overlooking the golf course
Catholic University of East Africa
KCB Safari rally
Entry to the main lounge of Eldoret International Airport
Vehicles leaving Eldoret, near Sosiani primary school.

Eldoret is a principal town in the Rift Valley region of Kenya and serves as the capital of Uasin Gishu County.

It is connected to the refinery at the coastal city of Mombasa and extends further from Eldoret to the lakeside city of Kisumu.

Near Mombasa, about 1899

Uganda Railway

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Metre-gauge railway system and former British state-owned railway company.

Metre-gauge railway system and former British state-owned railway company.

Near Mombasa, about 1899
Former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt (seated, at left) and friends mount the observation platform of a Uganda Railway locomotive
Reproduction poster of an advertisement for the railway. Note chopper coupling.
Uganda Railway is.
Former train still in use (2017)
Most parts of the old metre gauge line have been neglected and overgrown with bushes.
Jinja railway station with a Uganda Railways diesel locomotive.

The line linked the interiors of Uganda and Kenya with the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa in Kenya.

Construction began at the port city of Mombasa in British East Africa in 1896 and finished at the line's terminus, Kisumu, on the eastern shore of Lake Victoria, in 1901.

Landsat 7 imagery of Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria

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One of the African Great Lakes.

One of the African Great Lakes.

Landsat 7 imagery of Lake Victoria
Victoria Nyanza. The black line indicates Stanley's route.
Topographical map of Lake Victoria
Lake Victoria and the Great Rift Valley
Lake Victoria bathymetric model
Unlike many other Lake Victoria cichlids, Haplochromis nyererei remains common. Compared to several other cichlids, its eyes are particularly sensitive to light, especially red, which is less affected by the decrease in water clarity caused by eutrophication than short wavelength colors
Haplochromis thereuterion survives in low numbers. Initially feared extinct, when rediscovered it had changed habitat (from near surface to rocky outcrops) and feeding behavior (from surface insects to insect larvae)
Fishers and their boats on the shore of Lake Victoria
The Nile perch was introduced to Lake Victoria for fishing, and can reach up to 2 m and 200 kg.
A hyacinth-choked lakeshore at Ndere Island, Lake Victoria, Kenya.
Population density around Lake Victoria
Bismarck Rock
The lake as it is visible from the shores of the Speke Resort in Kampala, Uganda
The Nalubaale Hydroelectric Power Station in Njeru, Uganda.

The lake's area is divided among three countries: Kenya occupies 6% (4,100 km2), Uganda 45% (31,000 km2), and Tanzania 49% (33,700 km2).

Its shores are dotted with key cities and towns, including Kisumu, Kisii, and Homa Bay in Kenya; Kampala, Jinja and Entebbe in Uganda; and Bukoba, Mwanza, and Musoma in Tanzania.

East African Community

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From left to right: President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, President Mwai Kibaki of Kenya, and President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania during the eighth EAC summit in Arusha, November 2006.
EAC heads in 2009. From left to right: Yoweri Museveni (Uganda), Mwai Kibaki (Kenya), Paul Kagame (Rwanda), Jakaya Kikwete (Tanzania), Pierre Nkurunziza (Burundi).
Rwandan President Paul Kagame at the 2006 EAC summit. Rwanda joined the EAC on 1 July 2007.
Three EAC countries border Lake Victoria.
Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest peak, located in Tanzania.
Diani Beach, Kilifi County, Kenya.
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The East African Community (EAC) is an intergovernmental organisation composed of seven countries in the Great Lakes region of East Africa: the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the United Republic of Tanzania, the Republics of Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Uganda.

Kampala is the largest urban centre located on Lake Victoria, the second largest freshwater lake in the world and Mwanza coming in second and Kisumu third.

Country side scenes


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Country side scenes

Ahero is a town in the city of Kisumu, the third largest city in Kenya.

It is an agriculture town in Kenya that is part of Kisumu County.