Nakuru Town was founded in 1904 after the Kenya Uganda railway reached here. Over the years, the town has had a rich history. On this page, we capture some of the historic events that have happened in Nakuru. We also include birthdays and deaths of some Nakuru Historical figures who have walked the path, left a mark and made Nakuru what it is today.
Nakuru County at large also has an interesting history. We’re determined to capture all the details and with your support, we shall have a lot documented by and by.
At Famous Nakuru, it is our belief that Nakuru History and the Historical events will be of interest to anyone interested in Nakuru. If there is some historical event we’ve not captured, feel free to leave it in the comments section below and we shall update it.
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.
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.