Nakuru History

Nakuru History

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.

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Nakuru Anniversaries

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.

01/04/2004Koigi 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.

Unga Group LimitedUnga group limited is among the first organizations in Kenya. It was registered on 28th December 1908 with the purpose of serving the milling needs of the maize and wheat growing sector that was based in the rift valley location.

Deaths of Famous Nakuru People

Kihika Kimani

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.

Nakuru Town MP Mirugi Kariuki dies in a plane crash on the way to Marsabit for a peace mission.

13th November 1931

Lord Delamare

Lord Delamare a settler farmer in Naivasha Kenya dies of ill health.