Kisumu

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of Tropical Medicine *X-elle School of Hair Design & Beauty *La-Von School of Hair and Beauty *Sigotop Career Development College *Ivory Tower Institute *Elros Investments Mamboleo Notable natives and residents The term used to refer to a resident of Kisumu is ''jakisumo'' (plural, ''jokisumo''). Notable ''jokisumo'' include * Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, politician, the first Vice-President of Kenya * Raila Amolo Odinga, politician, son of Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, Kenya's Prime


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., vehicles from kits. There is a vibrant and fast growing cement production industry. *


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(Category:Kisumu) Category:Kisumu County Category:Populated places in Nyanza Province Category:County capitals in Kenya Category:Provincial capitals in Kenya Category:Populated places on Lake Victoria From 16 November 1925 to 13 March 1926 Alan Cobham made an Imperial Airways’ route survey flight from UK to Cape Town and back in the Armstrong Siddeley Jaguar-powered DH50J (de Havilland DH.50) G-EBFO. The outward flight was London-Paris-Marseille-Pisa-Taranto-Athens-Sollum (Sallum)-Cairo-Luxor-Assuan (Aswan)-Wadi Halfa-Atbara (Atbarah)-Khartoum-Malakal-Mongalla (Mongalla, South Sudan)-Jinja (Jinja, Uganda)-Kisumu-Tabora-Abercorn (Mbala, Zambia)-Ndola-Broken Hill (Kabwe)-Livingstone (Livingstone, Zambia)-Bulawayo-Pretoria-Johannesburg-Kimberley (Kimberley, Northern Cape)-Blomfontein (Napier, Western Cape)-Cape Town. On his return Cobham was awarded the Air Force Cross (Air Force Cross (United Kingdom)) for his services to aviation. In 1937 with the introduction of 'Empire class' flying boats designed and built at the Short Brothers factory, Imperial Airways could offer a real through-service from Southampton to the Empire. The journey to the Cape consisted of flights via Marseille, Rome, Brindisi, Athens, Alexandria, Khartoum, Port Bell, Kisumu and onwards by land-based craft to Nairobi, Mbeya and eventually Cape Town. Survey flights were also made across the Atlantic and to New Zealand. By mid-1937 Imperial had completed its thousandth service to the Empire. Empire flying boats were also used on the service between Britain and Australia via India and the Middle East. A key to the development of Kenya's interior was the construction, started in 1895, of a railway from Mombasa to Kisumu, on Lake Victoria, completed in 1901. This was to be the first piece of the Uganda Railway. The British government had decided, primarily for strategic reasons, to build a railway linking Mombasa with the British protectorate of Uganda. A major feat of engineering, the "Uganda railway" (that is the railway inside Kenya leading to Uganda) was completed in 1903 and was a decisive event in modernizing the area. As governor of Kenya, Sir Percy Girouard was instrumental in initiating railway extension policy that led to construction of the Nairobi-Thika and Konza-Magadi railways. John M. Mwaruvie, "Kenya's 'Forgotten' Engineer and Colonial Proconsul: Sir Percy Girouard and Departmental Railway Construction in Africa, 1896-1912." ''Canadian Journal of History'' 2006 41(1): 1-22. Industry and manufacturing Although Kenya is the most industrially developed country in East Africa, manufacturing still accounts for only 14 percent of gross domestic product (GDP). This level of manufacturing GDP represents only a slight increase since independence. Expansion of the sector


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construction was the 1902 decision to transfer the eastern section of the Uganda Protectorate to the Kenya Colony, then called the East Africa Protectorate, to keep the entire railroad line under one local colonial administration. Because the railroad experienced cost overruns in Kenya, the British decided to justify its exceptional expense and pay its operating costs by introducing large-scale European settlement in a vast tract of land that became a center of cash-crop agriculture known


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Tenga rail disaster - 25 May 2002 - KIS HKKI Kisumu Airport Kisumu, Kenya - '''Patronage (Patron saint)''' AIDS sufferers; Anchorage, Alaska; Australia; aviators; bodily ills; Cheyenne, Wyoming; Fairbanks, Alaska; Fresno, California; Juneau, Alaska; Pueblo, Colorado; florists; France; illness; Kisumu, Kenya; loss of parents; missionaries; Russia; tuberculosis; Witbank, South Africa - Meanwhile, in 1901 the completion of the Uganda Railway from the coast at Mombasa to the Lake Victoria port of Kisumu moved colonial authorities to encourage the growth of cash crops to help pay the railroad's operating costs. Another result of the railroad construction was the 1902 decision to transfer the eastern section of the Uganda Protectorate to the Kenya Colony, then called the East Africa Protectorate, to keep the entire railroad line under one local colonial administration. Because the railroad experienced cost overruns in Kenya, the British decided to justify its exceptional expense and pay its operating costs by introducing large-scale European settlement in a vast tract of land that became a center of cash-crop agriculture known as the "White Highlands." Lake Victoria ferries operate from Port Bell linking Kampala to other railhead ports on Lake Victoria including Jinja (Jinja, Uganda), Kisumu and Mwanza. The Port Bell ferry wharf is visible on high-resolution Google Earth photos at latitude 0.2885° longitude 32.653°. A ferry is shown loading truck and rail coaches while another waits. When the first stage of the Uganda Railway was completed in 1901, the railhead was at Kisumu, 12 hours journey from Port Bell by ship. Ferries brought goods by lake between Port Bell and Kisumu. It was not until 1931 that a branch line of the railway from Nakuru reached Kampala and then Port Bell. * Uganda Breweries Limited - A division of East African Breweries and maker of Uganda Waragi, a triple-distilled gin. * Port Bell - The port, located on the shores of Lake Nalubaale (Lake Victoria), handles both passenger and cargo traffic destined for Kisumu, Kenya and Mwanza and Musoma in Tanzania. Before the jet (Jet engine) airline era, Port Bell was a landing point on the Imperial Airways flying boat passenger and mail route from Southampton to Johannesburg's Vaal Dam. Port Bell linked Khartoum and Kisumu. The nearby Silver Springs hotel was originally built by BOAC as a rest stop for passengers between long flights. About Port Bell In the Early 20th Century right thumb A Lockheed Lodestar, similar to the aircraft in which Gen Dan Pienaar was killed on 19 December 1942. (Image:SAAF-Lockheed PV1 Ventura-001.jpg) The Union Defence Force had finalised a decision to convert 1 SA Infantry Division into an Armoured Division and the Axis withdrawal from El Alamein marked the end of fighting for the division in the Middle East. By 1 December, advance parties were already returning to South Africa to assist with the establishment of the intended armoured division and later in the month, Gen. Pienaar (Dan Pienaar) was recalled to South Africa to lead the formation of the new division. Orpen Vol III Pg 458


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Aside from the town centre there are a number of places to eat and drink in the evenings in the Kondele region on both Kibos Road and Jomo Kenyatta Highway with guest houses close by to sleep in too. Mid-range * *

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, you should lock the car doors. All public buildings (airport, post office, banks, shopping centers, etc.) are watched by security guards wearing a blue uniform. Private estates are generally guarded as well. '''Kisumu police''' Phone: (20 is the national prefix for police forces) :* +254 20 465767 (provincial headquarters); :* +254 20 333151 (Kisumu division) * There are police stations all over the city and policemen are clearly visible


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eco-cultural attractions due to its biodiversity and cultural rich and diverse papyrus wetland ecosystem and local community respectively. Ecofinder Kenya has established Dunga Wetland Pedagogical Centre at Dunga Beach is a grass-root led intervention whose overarching cardinal goal is empowerment of Dunga Wetland Community and improvement of livelihood security of its people. Therefore, som of the main focuses in the center are promoting Eco-Cultural Tourism and facilitate the conservation


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but no city charter. It is the largest city in Nyanza region and second most important city after Kampala in the greater Lake Victoria basin. The port was founded in 1901 as the main inland terminal of the Uganda Railway and named Port Florence. Although trade stagnated in the 1980s and 1990s, it is again growing around oil exports. Kisumu literally means a place of barter trade (barter) "sumo". The city has "Friendship" status with Cheltenham, UK and "sister city" status with Roanoke, Virginia and Boulder, Colorado, USA. Etymology When the Europeans first settled in the area in the late 19th century, Kisumu became a trading post - attracting the Luo people from as far as Migori and Siaya County (Siaya). The Kisumu region was then occupied by the Luo community. A person going to Kisumu at that time would say, "Adhi Kisuma" to mean I'm going to trade. Derived from the word "Kisuma", the word for a trading post in Luo is "Kisumo". The current name ''Kisumu'' is an English corruption of the word "Kisumo". An opposing theory states that Kisumu acquired its name from 'Kusuma.' The Maragoli word for 'trading.' Because, before the Luo arrived in the area, the Maragoli were already trading with other people in the area like the Nandi and Maasai. It should be noted that some Luo words were acquired from the Maragoli. History thumb Local inhabitants near Kisumu, 1911 (File:Smithsonian Institution Archives - 1661 Image RU7179 Box6 Hellers-11.jpg) "Kisumu was located on a rocky schwarz covered with thorn bush, before it was cleared and roads were cut", so wrote C.W. Hobley, a pioneering colonial administrator, in 1900. On 20 December 1901, Florence Preston the wife of the engineer drove the last nail in the last sleeper by the shores of Lake Victoria and Port Florence came into being. However it was only called Port Florence for a year, and then it reverted to its original Dholuo name - Kisumu, meaning a place to look for food. Winston Churchill visited Kisumu in 1907. Wikipedia:Kisumu Dmoz:Regional Africa Kenya Localities Kisumu


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number &quot;K"-248 (ex ZS-ATK) carrying a senior South African military officer, Major General Dan Pienaar, crashed on 19 December 1942, killing all 12 persons on board. The other two crashes involved Douglas C-47 planes; the first on 11 May 1945 (one fatality) and the second exactly three months later, on 11 July 1945 (28 fatalities). The bodies from the two earlier accidents were repatriated to South Africa, those from the third accident are buried in the Kisumu war-graves cemetery.<

Kisumu

'''Kisumu''' is a port city in Kisumu County, Kenya at , with a population of 409,928 (2009 census). It is the third largest city in Kenya, the principal city of western Kenya, the immediate former capital of Nyanza Province and the headquarters of Kisumu County. It has a municipal charter but no city charter. It is the largest city in Nyanza region and second most important city after Kampala in the greater Lake Victoria basin.

The port was founded in 1901 as the main inland terminal of the Uganda Railway and named Port Florence. Although trade stagnated in the 1980s and 1990s, it is again growing around oil exports.

Kisumu literally means a place of barter trade (barter) "sumo". The city has "Friendship" status with Cheltenham, UK and "sister city" status with Roanoke, Virginia and Boulder, Colorado, USA.

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