The history of Nakuru County is colourful and splendid. The county’s rich history is joined at the hip with that of the entire nation. When the Kenya-Uganda railway line was constructed, although heavily criticized as the Lunatic Express or a road to nowhere, it had a profound impact on the... read more
As the nation grew, Nakuru Town also developed out of the activities of the railroad as it was one of the major stopovers that encouraged the growth of business centers along the railway from Mombasa en route for Kisumu.
Nakuru County was among the area that was annexed as white highlands, where many colonialists chose to settle.
From then on, Nakuru quickly transformed into a big town which later was to become the headquarters of the Rift Valley Province, serving as the nerve center for the other 14 counties in the region.
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