End of railway services dealt town a major blow

The main railway office in Kipkelion.

What you need to know:


  • It was a rich agricultural area
  • It was an important railway stopover town
  • It earned itself the name Lumbwa, thanks to a dog-slaughtering ritual.


  • 1904: The year the first settlers arrived in Lumbwa
  • 1906: The year the Lumbwa Independent Mission was established
  • 1913: The year the Lumbwa Creameries was established

Looking at the undulating landscape and panoramic beauty of the surrounding farms with lush maize and healthy livestock, it is easy to see why prominent British colonialists like George Hamilton and John Usher-Jones settled in Kipkelion town.


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