Famous Nakuru

Famous Nakuru

Nakuru People
Nakuru History
Nakuru History

Nakuru is County number 32 out of the 47 Kenyan Counties. With an area of 7,496.5 KM², it is the 19th largest County in size. However, it has the third-largest population after Nairobi and Kiambu. Nakuru County has a population on 2,162,000 as per the 2019 census. ... Read More

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      2003-01-04Historic Event

      Koigi Wamwere shaves dreadlocks

      Koigi Wamwere.Newly elected Subukia MP Koigi Wamwere shaves his dreadlocks after 19 years. Koigi had vowed not to shave as long as President Daniel arap Moi was in power. He shaved after Moi and KANU went out of power and President Mwai Kibaki took over via the NARC party.
      2010-01-31Historic Event

      Sachangwan Fire Tragedy

      113 people die after a petrol tanker bursts into frames at Sachangwan. The tanker had been involved in an accident and residents of the area had been taking the petrol in jerricans before it burst.
      2019-03-13Historic Event

      Municipal Charter for Nakuru

      Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui signs a charter making Nakuru town a municipality in a bid to prepare the town for city status.

      Gospel Musician Christoniph dies in road accident

      Popular Nakuru Gospel musician Christonimph Wambui Mburu dies after being involved in a road accident at Kikopey. Christonimph was known by her stage name, Vivah Musiq and she was on her way to Nairobi when she met the accident.

      Mirugi Kariki dies in plane crash

      Nakuru Town MP Mirugi Kariuki dies in a plane crash on the way to Marsabit for a peace mission.
      2017-10-21Historic Event

      Lake Nakuru Helicopter crash

      A chopper with five people on board including the pilot plunges into Lake Nakuru killing all five on board. While the bodies of the pilot and two passengers are recovered, the bodies of Sam Gitau (Sam G) and John (Mapozi) Ndirangu have never been recovered.

      Kihika Kimani Dead

      Former Nakuru politician Kihika Kimani who served as MP in three different constituencies dies aged 78. Kihika was known for helping thousands of Rift Valley residents acquire land through his land buying company. He also started Jomo Kenyatta High school which was originally known as Ngwataniro High School. Kihika Kimani is father to Nakuru Politician Susan Kihika who was the first speaker of the Nakuru County Assembly. She’s also the second senator for Nakuru County.
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