German who made a name in Nairobi

Zimmerman estate in Nairobi was built on the grounds previously used by Zimmerman Ltd, the taxidermy factory built in 1929 by German Karl Fritz Paul Zimmerman to make hunting trophies. PHOTO | FILE

What you need to know:

  • Of all those who made millions of dollars from Kenya’s wildlife, Zimmerman, or Bwana Simama to his workers, was in a class of his own

How did a Nairobi estate, Zimmerman, acquire a German name?

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