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issued the Nakuru Declaration (Nakuru Agreement) on 21 June, agreeing to abide by the provisions of the Alvor Agreement while acknowledging a mutual lack of trust which led to violence. The area inhabited by Sirikwa expanded to today's Sotik, Nakuru, Cherangani Hills, Mount Elgon and Eldoret

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. Wanguhu Ng’ang’a (2008):articles&downloads Chapter%20One.pdf KENYA ETHNIC COMMUNITIES: FOUNDATION OF THE NATION - Chapter One The Sirikwa were primarily cattle herders, but they also carried out small scale cultivation and gathering of fruits and other wild plants. In 1908, fifty eight families of Afrikaans-speaking South Africans settlers "


EAT (East Africa Time) utc_offset +3 latd 0 latm 18 latNS S longd 36 longm 4 longEW E elevation_ft elevation_m 1850 footnotes website '''Nakuru''', is the capital of Nakuru County in Kenya and former capital of the Rift Valley Province. It has 307,990 inhabitants,

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accessdate 2013-12-10 Economy Small Scale Agriculture, manufacturing and tourism are the backbone of the economy of Nakuru. The area surrounding the town 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 town include coffee, wheat, barley, maize, and beans. These crops are stored in massive silos at the outskirts of the town by the National Cereals and Produce Board and Lesiolo Grain Handlers Limited. 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 town. According to a UN study released in 2011, Nakuru is Africa's fastest growing town and the fourth in the world. The town 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. Education Nakuru is also an important educational center. It is the home of Egerton University, a large public university, and Kabarak University, a private university associated with former President Moi's business and religious interests. The Rift Valley Institute of Technology is also based here, as is the Kenya Industrial Training Institute (KITI). The Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) has a college branch in Nakuru. Nakuru is now becoming a center of academics with campuses for the University of Nairobi, Kenyatta University, Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology, Mount Kenya University, The Kenya Methodist University being set up in the town. Other important institutions include The Institute of Advanced Studies, Kenya Institute of Biomedical Sciences and Technology (KIBSAT), Institute of Advanced Technology (IAT), Tracom College, AIRADS and most recent Nakuru Training Institute (NTI), which is a project of Nakuru Christian Professionals Association. The institute, popularly known as Centre of Hope trains youths at moderate fees and offers full sponsorship to the needy in the community. It partners with Nakurun Lapset ry (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 various private colleges and privately owned secondary schools. Famous private secondary schools include( Radiance Academy Nakuru) Melvin Jones Lions Academy, Mountain Park Academy, Greensteds School and Shah Lalji Nagpar Academy. Students in these schools follow the British curriculum and education up till A-levels is being offered. Tourism Wikipedia:Nakuru Dmoz:Regional Africa Kenya Localities Nakuru Commons:Category:Nakuru

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, they are easily accessible from Nakuru. These are major tourist attraction sites too. The Rift Valley Sports Club lies in the centre of the town. 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 town hosts an annual rugby festival dubbed "The Great Rift 10-a-side" which features teams from across the East Africa region. A motor racing track


in Nakuru, and was posted to Eastleigh Air Base (Eastleigh Airport). Between 1976 and 1978, he underwent basic trade training in electrical and instruments, and worked in hangars and bays. From October 30, 1978 to January 21, 1980, he attended a course in RAF Cosford, UK (United Kingdom), after which he worked as a Senior Private Grade-I, the second lowest rank in Kenya’s military. Early life and education Binyavanga Wainaina was born in Nakuru in Rift Valley province (Rift Valley Province, Kenya). He attended Moi Primary School in Nakuru, Mangu High School in Thika, and Lenana School in Nairobi. He later studied commerce at the University of Transkei in South Africa. '''Nyahururu''' is a town in Kenya, lying east of Nakuru. It is part of Laikipia District in Rift Valley Province. Despite this, Nyahururu formerly functioned as the administrative capital of Nyandarua District, one of seven districts that constitute Central Province (Central Province (Kenya)) in Kenya, until the headquarters was shifted to Ol Kalou. There have been calls for a reversal Wikipedia:Nakuru Dmoz:Regional Africa Kenya Localities Nakuru Commons:Category:Nakuru

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now). By car From Nairobi, the 158km (100 Miles)journey would take approximately 2hours. The newly renovated roads can be dangerous as only sections have dual carriageways. The scenery is beautiful, from Nairobi you will see the Great Rift Valley below from the highway. By bus Mololine, Crossroads and other matatu operators offer 9 seater and 14 seater matatu services from Nairobi. Mololine is known for its excellent service and security. The large bus companies have Nairobi

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at the RFUEA ground, Nairobi (winning 13 - 11). The next two matches were played at the same location, beating the host club 16-0 the next day and earning a 9-all tie against Kenya Central Province (Kenya Central Province (rugby)) on Wednesday 17 May. The last match for the London club was against Kenya (Kenya national rugby union team) at Nakuru on Saturday 20th May (winning 8-0). This last match was played under a typical Kenya#Geography and climate "long-rains"


; A multipile road disaster, including a passenger bus, truck and many vehicles are crashed at Nakuru-Eldoret road, Nakuru, Kenya, killing 35 people and injuring 41. , France leaves 15 people dead and 53 injured.

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Population Census Nakuru had the fourth largest urban population in Kenya. Surrounding towns include Lanet, which lies approximately 10 km from Nakuru, predominantly a residential town and home to the Moi Forces Academy and an army base. Njoro lies 20 km from Nakuru and is a small agricultural town with a local university aimed at promoting agricultural development in Kenya, namely Egerton University (est. 1934). John Kitilit of Orange Democratic Movement was elected the mayor of Nakuru in July 2009, beating the outgoing mayor David Gikaria. The Standard, July 24, 2009: ODM brawls way to Nakuru mayoral seat Nakuru is now the headquarters of the newly created Nakuru county in the Counties of Kenya. Sister cities * Nakuru is a sister city (Town twinning) of: class "wikitable" - ! style "color: white; background:#811541" Country ! style "color: white; background:#810001" City ! style "color: white; background:#811541" County District Province Region State ! style "color: white; background:#811541" Date - style "background:#ffffef;" Wikipedia:Nakuru Dmoz:Regional Africa Kenya Localities Nakuru Commons:Category:Nakuru


'''Nakuru''', is the capital of Nakuru County in Kenya and former capital of the Rift Valley Province. It has 307,990 inhabitants, making it the fourth largest urban centre in the country and the largest urban centre in the Kenyan mid-west with Eldoret in Uasin Gishu following closely behind. Nakuru lies about 1,850 m above sea level.

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