Nakuru’s elevation to city fruits of good leadership

Lee Kinyanjui

Nakuru county Governor Lee Kinyanjui briefing journalists on Nakuru City Charter award preparations at Nyayo Gardens in Nakuru town on November 30, 2021.

Photo credit: Cheboite Kigen | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The cosmopolitan city wears the face of Kenya with various communities making up its 570,000 population.
  • It is the fourth-largest urban area in the country — after Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu.

Nakuru’s long wait to become a city came to an end yesterday, when President Uhuru Kenyatta awarded the charter to the former municipality. Having attained town status in 1904 and municipality in 1952, the capital of Nakuru County was the administrative headquarters of the defunct Rift Valley Province.


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