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Kisumu Impala Sanctuary

The Kisumu Impala Sanctuary spans about 38 ha. It was created to provide a home for threatened Impalas within Kisumu city and its environs. It also provides a safe grazing area for hippos from the lake. The sanctuary consists of two portions, separated by private developers. KWS is coming up with ideas on how best … Continue reading

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KISUMU MUSEUM

Officially opened to the public in 1980, the Kisumu Museum is located within Kisumu town. The plan to set up a museum in Kisumu was set in motion in 1975, and five years later, on April 7, 1980 Kisumu museum was opened to the public. It is located in Kisumu town along the Kisumu-Kericho highway. … Continue reading

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KISUMU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Kisumu international airport is the busiest airport in Western Kenya and the third busiest airport in Kenya and the country’s fourth international airport, it is seen as a direct link to the rest of the world and is set to open the region’s potential in terms of tourism development.The Airport renovations and expansion ,which started … Continue reading

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KISUMU’S HERITAGE:TOM MBOYA MAUSOLEUM

Tom Mboya’s mausoleum lies on family land at Kasawanga Village on the north side of the island, about 7km by the dirt road from Mbita, or roughly 5km directly across the island. The mausoleum (open most days to visitors) contains various mementoes and gifts Mboya received during his life.     The inscription on the … Continue reading

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KISUMU’S FAMOUS PEOPLE:THOMAS MBOYA

Thomas Joseph Odhiambo Mboya (August 15, 1930 – July 5, 1969) was a prominent Kenyan politician during Jomo Kenyatta‘s government. He was founder of the Nairobi People’s Congress Party, a key figure in the formation of the Kenya African National Union (KANU), and the Minister of Economic Planning and Development at the time of his … Continue reading

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Annual Kisumu Impala Boat Race held at Impala park-Lake Victoria

The second edition of the annual Kisumu Impala Conservation Boat Race was successfully held at the weekend Kisumu Impala Sanctuary on Lake Victoria.The race with the theme ‘Let’s row to conserve the sitatunga’  aims to raise funds for the conservation of the endangered sitatunga antelope found in the wetland on the shores of Lake Victoria. … Continue reading

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KISUMU’S SITES:JARAMOGI MAUSOLEUM

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 … Continue reading