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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’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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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

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KISUMU’S FAMOUS PEOPLE:JARAMOGI OGINGA ODINGA

 Oginga Odinga was born in Bondo,Nyanza Province. In his autobiography, Not Yet Uhuru, Odinga estimates the date of his birth to be October, 1911. Christened Obadiah Adonijah, he later renounced his Christian names and became known as Oginga Odinga. Little Odinga attended Maseno Secondary School and Alliance High School, finishing his formal education with a … Continue reading

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KISUMU’S SITES:LUANDA MAGERE’S ROCK-SIDHO

 A site in Sidho with a stone is still revered as the spot where Luanda Magere died and people come from far and wide to conduct rituals and prayers at the site. The site is about 12km from the Awasi-Chemelil road, 1.5Km before you reach the Kopere – Songhor junction.  Visitors brave the rough terrain … Continue reading