Nakuru People

  • Simon Thuo – Simor Music, Nakuru

    Simon Thuo – Simor Music, Nakuru

    Simon Thuo is an accomplished Musician, Vocalist, and Music teacher based at the Nakuru Players Theatre, Nakuru Town. Simon Thuo does live music shows and has won several awards in his music career. To nurture upcoming musicians and vocalists, he runs a music space at the Nakuru Players Theatre known …
  • Stephen Chirchir – Nakuru talented artist

    Stephen Chirchir – Nakuru talented artist

    Stephen Chirchir is a Nakuru based painter. He has been painting professionally all his adult life and ever since he was in school. Stephen Chirchir is also an Art teacher who helps young people with an interest in painting to discover and empower themselves. He has his art studio at …
  • Dhanji Parmar

    Dhanji Parmar

    Born in 1936, Dhanji Parmar was best known in Nakuru as a philanthropist who went out of his way to help those in genuine need. Over the years, he touched hundreds of lives especially in Nakuru where he lived all his life. Some of the greatest acts of humanity he …
  • Photos: Rift Valley political leaders Naivasha meeting

    Over a hundred leaders from Rift Valley have held a two-day retreat in Naivasha to discuss the Building Bridges Initiative(BBI) report. The meeting took place on Thursday and Friday. Some of the leaders from Nakuru County who were present at the meeting include; Senator Susan Kihika, Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri, …
  • Maganlal Shah, Nakumatt founder

    Maganlal Shah, Nakumatt founder

    Maganlal Shah was not born in Nakuru. Actually, he came to Kenya in 1947 from India. He settled in Nakuru only in 1965. His first business in Kenya was a shop in Embakasi where he used to serve quarry workers. (Apparently, there was a quarry in Embakasi back then.) Later, …
  • Bishop Mark Kariuki – Founder, Deliverance Church Nakuru

    Bishop Mark Kariuki – Founder, Deliverance Church Nakuru

    The deliverance church as we know it today is synonymous with Bishop Mark Kariuki. The Nakuru born bishop has been the Deliverance Church overseer since the year 2009 when be took over from Bishop William Tuimising. Before taking over as the General Overseer, Bishop Mark Kariuki was the Chairman of …
  • Koigi Wamwere, veteran Nakuru politician

    Koigi Wamwere, veteran Nakuru politician

    Koigi Wamwere is a Nakuru County politician who has served twice as an MP. He was first elected in 1979 and served up to 1982. He lost his seat when he was arrested on suspicions that he was part of the 1982 coup. Koigi wa Wamwere was elected for his …
  • Kinuthia Mbugua, first Nakuru County Governor

    Kinuthia Mbugua, first Nakuru County Governor

    Kinuthia Mbugua was the first Governor for Nakuru County. He served between 2013 to 2017 when Lee Kinyanjui took over. After his tenure as Nakuru Governor, he was appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta as Statehouse comptroller. Kinuthia Mbugua who has a degree from the University in Nairobi started his career …
  • Mark Mwithaga

    Mark Mwithaga

    Hon. Mark Mwithaga was the MP for Nakuru town for 13 years. Elected in 1966, he served until 1979. Away from politics, Mwithaga founded the Nakuru Transport Cooperative Society (NATCO). Founded in the 1980s, this was the first transport Sacco in Nakuru. Mark Mwithaga was a staunch Catholic and passionate …
  • Philip Waruinge – Nakuru most decorated boxer

    Philip Waruinge – Nakuru most decorated boxer

    With two medals from the Olympics, three from the Commonwealth Games and two from the All African Games, Philip Waruinge might as well be Kenya’s best pugilists of all time. His most outstanding fight was in the 1968 Olympics where he won a Bronze medal. All who were watching the …
  • Carl “Flash” Tundo – Nakuru’s top Rally Driver

    Carl “Flash” Tundo – Nakuru’s top Rally Driver

    Carl Flash Tundo is a Nakuru based rally driver whose father, Frank Tundo was also a rally driver. His first race was the Safari Rally in 1995 when he was 22 years old. His sister Natasha Tundo has also been a rally driver since 2015. To date, Carl Tundo has …
  • Umardin Karimbux – Man who build Odeon Cinema, Nakuru

    Umardin Karimbux – Man who build Odeon Cinema, Nakuru

    In honour of Umardin Karimbux, all businesses belonging to Asians and Europeans in Nakuru were closed on 19th March 1945, The death of the young man was felt across the whole country. He had died two days earlier on 17th March 1945 aged only 37. The young man had never …
  • Susan Kihika – Second Nakuru County senator

    Susan Kihika – Second Nakuru County senator

    Susan Kihika is the Second Nakuru County Senator. Before her election, Kihika was the pioneer speaker of the County Assembly of Nakuru. As the speaker, Susan Kihika was instrumental in setting in place laws that today govern Nakuru County. She was also the vice-chair of the County Assemblies Forum (CAF). …
  • Michael Blundell – Nakuru farmer & Politician

    Michael Blundell – Nakuru farmer & Politician

    Although born in London, Michael Blundell who came to Kenya in 1925 was a core pillar in Nakuru through the 1940s to the 1970s. Michael Blundell first worked as a farmhand in Solai where he later bought land and set his own farm. As a farmer, he was quite successful …