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Early Migrations To Kenya

Early Migrations To Kenya

Kenya was not an independent country until 1963 and the name Kenya did not come into use until the 1800’s. A lot was going on in the land that is now Kenya between 500 A.D. and 1600 A.D. People were…

Mau Mau Women

The women in the Mau Mau movement played a large role in helping the men hide from the British. Some fought along side the men while others brought food and weapons to the men. Women fighting alongside the men was…

The Mau Mau – Kenya’s Freedom Fighters

Mau Mau (rhymes with cow) is a term used to describe the Kenyans who fought against British rule in the 1950s for land and political freedom.  No one really knows where the term Mau Mau came from.  It was possibly…

How Do You Find Kenya?

If I had a shilling for every time I heard “Madame, how do you find Kenya?”… Ok, I wouldn’t be rich, but I could’ve at least bought a cold drink and a plate of chips! If I had wanted to…

The Maneaters of Tsavo By Col. Patterson

The railway in Kenya was built around the turn of the 20th century. The idea was to have a train go from Mombasa to the port on Lake Victoria, which is in Kisumu, Kenya. The British press dubbed it the…

Currency in Kenya

Currency in Kenya

Kenyan currency is made up of shillings and cents. There are 100 cents to a shilling. In October of 1992 the US dollar was worth about 33 shillings. By February 1993, the US dollar was about 66 shillings. The prices…

The Parade, The Flag, The National Anthem

On Monday morning and Friday afternoon all the students and teachers would gather around the parade area. First the scouts (not unlike our Boy Scouts) would do a drill and raise or lower the flag. Then everyone would sing the…