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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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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

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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

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THE LEGEND OF LUANDA MAGERE

Of all the famous Luo legends, that of Luanda Magere stands out as the most recent and, perhaps, most tangible Among the Kenya Luo ethnic community, the story is told of a legendary hero called Luanda Magere. “Luanda” means “rock”.  “Magere” could variously mean “the one that builds” or “the one on which I shall build” … Continue reading