Nakuru is the fourth-largest city in Kenya after NairobiMombasa and Kisumu. Its population is approximately half a million from theinhabitants within its town limits in census,  making it the largest urban centre in the Kenyan mid-west with Eldoret in Uasin Gishu following closely behind. Nakuru lies about 1, m A Question Of Courage - Various - Short Science Fiction Collection Vol.
040 (File) sea level. Nakuru is Kenya's 4th largest urban centre with a population ofThe modern town, as with many others in Kenya, derives its name from the 'Maasai' speaking people of Kenya.
Nakuru was established by the British as part of the White highlands during the colonial era and it has continued growing into a cosmopolitan city. It received township status in and became a municipality in The history of Kenya as a country is closely intertwined with that of Nakuru as a town and a district which is now a county.
The first and second presidents of Kenya Jomo Kenyattaand Daniel Arap Moi maintained their semi-official residences within the city. The city for a long time has been a hotbed of Kenyan politics and it was home to a variety of colourful politicians including the late Kariuki ChotaraKihika Kimani and the late Mirugi Kariuki and Koigi Wamwere.
Inthe then MP, Mirugi Kariuki was killed in a plane crash in Marsabit on his way to a peace meeting. The crash also killed five other members of parliament. The ensuing by-election was contested and won by his son, William Kariuki Mirugi of the Narc-Kenya party. At the age of 27, Hon. William Kariuki Mirugi became one Shut Out - Curmudgeon - Human Ouroboros the youngest members of parliament to represent Nakuru Town Constituency.
He was however defeated by Lee Kinyanjui during the general elections beating his close rival Pastor Mike Brawan. The post-election violence also took a toll on the town, with dozens of buildings burnt to the ground by various factions. The city of Nakuru is situated in Nakuru County, Kenya. It lies meters above sea levels on the highlands of Kenya giving it a climate similar, albeit a bit colder, to Nairobi. Like Nakuru - The Direction - From VII & IV rift valley cities, Nakuru enjoys a temperate climate throughout the year but temperatures fall significantly at night and during the cold season of June to August.
Agriculturemanufacturing and tourism are the backbones of the economy of Nakuru. The area surrounding the city is known for its vast agricultural potential with numerous small farms and also vast agricultural enterprises. The main crops grown around Nakuru and marketed in the city include coffee, wheat, barleymaize, beans and potatoes.
The crops provide the primary raw material for the manufacturing industries found in Nakuru and Nairobi. These industries include flour milling and grain ginneries.
Dairy farming is a key economic activity and provides the inputs for various milk processing plants around the city. The city also prides itself on being the home of Kenya's largest retail supermarket chains. Nakumatt, Naivas, Tuskys, and Gilanis supermarkets were all founded in the Nakuru. According to a UN study released inNakuru is Africa's fastest growing city and the fourth in the world.
The city is also a centre for various retail businesses that provide goods and services to the manufacturing and agricultural sectors.
A large public market lies to the west of the town on the main thoroughfare to the capital, Nairobi. Nakuru is also an important educational centre. It is the home of Egerton Universitya large public university, and Kabarak Universitya private university associated with former President Moi's business and religious interests. The institute, popularly known as Centre of Nakuru - The Direction - From VII & IV trains youths at moderate fees and offers full Nakuru - The Direction - From VII & IV to the needy in the community.
It partners with Nakurun Lapset Finland among others. Mwangaza College, initially called the Bishop Ndingi Centre for skills formation, is also another known college in Nakuru. Nakuru is also a home to numerous public and private secondary schools.
Nakuru hospital is one of the largest in the county previously the biggest in Rift Valley province. Nakuru is home to the Lanet Airstrip that was, inapproved for upgrade to an international airport by the ministry of Transport and county government.
Dondori road C86 linking the city to central Kenya. The Nakuru - The Direction - From VII & IV Valley Railways narrow gauge track runs through the city with a railway station located on the edge of the CBD. The government is currently extending the newer standard gauge railway from Nairobi to Nakuru and further on to Kisumu with a brand new station planned for the city.
The railway line is expected to reach neighboring town Naivasha by June The park has large numbers of flamingoes that can be seen foraging in the shallow lake. The park also has many wild animals that can be seen during a safari. Apart from the animals, numerous other sites of interest are accessible from Nakuru. These include Menengai Cratera dormant volcano. Small fumaroles and steam vents can regularly be observed within the forested Riches, Belles Et Cruelles (Chanson Du Générique) - Dominique Probst* - Riches, Belles, Etc.
(Band from above. The wood-covered crater ground is a nature reserve. These are major tourist attraction sites too. The adjoining Nakuru - The Direction - From VII & IV features findings from various nearby excavations. Afraha Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Nakuru, Kenya. The stadium holds 8, people and opened in The stadium is two kilometres from the famous Lake Nakuru National Park.
Even though it is a football stadium, it became famous for hosting many political meetings including the GEMA promoted change the constitution series held in the s. Nakuru also offers a great experience and opportunity for local skaters that are easily notable in the Maasai market area on weekends.
The maasai market also caters for Nakuru's growing skateboarding scene. The Rift Valley Sports Club lies in the centre of the city. A number of sporting activities are hosted at this club and popular among them is cricket. The local Indian community can be found at cricket fixtures throughout the year. The city hosts an annual rugby festival dubbed "The Great Rift a-side" which features teams from across the East Africa region. It is held at the Nakuru athletics club.
It is also one of six cities to host a leg of the national rugby sevens circuit, an extremely popular event held at the athletics club and attracting thousands of fans nationwide. Nakurus leg is referred to as the prinsloo sevens and its popularity and party atmosphere it brings to the city has contributed to Nakurus moniker as Nax Vegas. A motor racing track, Nakuru Park, not to be confused with the Langa Langa circuit near Gilgil operated in the Lake View Estate area from until the mid s.
Nakuru is populated by people from the whole of Kenya and from many regions of the world. The population Race Hate - Police Bastard / A38 - Police Bastard / A38 predominantly Kikuyu and Kalenjin but it has a cosmopolitan feel.
The city has a sizable population of Kenyans of Indian origin and a few of the original settler families have also remained in the area. Nakuru is now the LOrient-Express - Sylvie Vartan - Une Vie En Musique of the newly created Nakuru county in the Counties of Kenya.
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