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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 been to school. The schools […]

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Odeon Cinema Hall, Nakuru

One day, Umardin Karimbux, who built the Odeon Cinema Hall in Nakuru, was barred from accessing the only cinema hall in town for being an Asian. Back then, the cinema hall was only open to whites.   Angered by the incident, the young man, son of pioneer Indian Nakuru businessman Ibrahim Karimbux decided to put […]

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