Westside Mall in Nakuru Town. Photo courtesy of James Wakibia

The Kenyan Cabinet has approved elevation of two more towns to cities, bringing the number of Kenyan cities to five, including the capital Nairobi, Mombasa port city and Kisumu.

A brief from State House Thursday said that the Cabinet had agreed to amend the Urban Areas and Cities Act to provide for five cities.

Though the brief did not specify the targeted towns, Kenya’s largest urban centres behind Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu cities are Nakuru and Eldoret in that order. …


Participants are flagged off at the start point of the annual Cycle with the Rhino 2017. PHOTO | SILA KIPLAGAT | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Participants came out in large numbers on Saturday for the annual Cycle with the Rhino race held at Lake Nakuru National Park. More than 600 participants drawn from 10 primary schools and 4 secondary schools cycled through the picturesque park to raise funds to rehabilitate the electric fence around the 188km square park, to protect the endangered white rhinos.

Sixteen-year-old Paul Kibet won the 13th edition of the race. Kibet, a form two student at Moi Secondary School in Nakuru, featured in the competitive senior boys’ category for 14–17 years. He said that he was happy to win the race…


The newly inaugurated Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui and former Governor Kinuthia Mbugua during a swearing in ceremony in Nakuru showground on 21/08/2017.Photo/Ben Ndonga

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has said he will revive Pyrethrum and Irish potatoes sector in the county. “We shall work with industry stakeholders to create storage services for potato farmers in Mau Narok, Molo and Kuresoi regions. This will cushion farmers from the erratic price attritions and improve their profitability,” Kinyanjui said on 23rd August 2017.

He was speaking at a rally in Nakuru. The former NTSA boss had built part of his campaign on this pledge. “Our parents sold pyrethrum to educate us. If elected, my first major task will be to revive the sector,” he said in April…


The Beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park

There is something peculiar about Nakuru and I am sure you’ve noticed it already if you’re really keen. No, I am not talking about flamingoes or the simmering Menengai crater.

For a long time, Nakuru has been silently acting as Kenya’s silent entrepreneurial boiler room. The Central Rift county has produced some of the best business empires in Kenya.

Talk of Nakumatt, Naivas, Mololine, Keroche Breweries, Menengai Oil, Comply, Delamere, Tuskys, Botto Solar, Gilanis…they all have one thing in common. They started off as small kiosks or farm-shops in the dusty town and grew exponentially to take over Kenya and…

Visit Nakuru

A marketing campaign meant to promote tourism, commerce and investment in Nakuru County, Kenya. Run by the Trade & Tourism Department, Nakuru.

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