Book traces origins of Nairobi, former ‘green city in the sun’

The cover  of History of Kenyan Cities and towns Series.

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What you need to know:

  • Nairobi was once a swamp.
  • History of Nairobi 1899-2022 comes after the one on Kisumu, in the ‘History of Kenyan Cities and Towns Series’ that the two authors are writing.
  • Africans and Asians provided the labour as well as market for the goods and services.

In many parts of the world, a city worth its name would have a holder or carrier or archivist of its memory. Such an individual keeps and (re-)tells the story.


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