Category: history

The Kilimani You Didn’t Know About

Kilimani ward in Nairobi may have an interesting origin to its name. The operation meaning of Kilimani derives from the Kamba word ‘Kilima’ which mean mountain, i.e Kilima-mbogo (the mountain of Buffaloes) and Kilima-njaro (the mountain of greatness). Thence, Kilimani means higher ground. However, a piece of history may offer a different meaning and origin. ...

The Kilimani You Didn't Know About

Kilimani ward in Nairobi may have an interesting origin to its name. The operation meaning of Kilimani derives from the Kamba word ‘Kilima’ which mean mountain, i.e Kilima-mbogo (the mountain of Buffaloes) and Kilima-njaro (the mountain of greatness). Thence, Kilimani means higher ground. However, a piece of history may offer a different meaning and origin. ...

The Meteorite and the Maasai

Anyone traveling in the pre-colonial era had two things to fear; wild-animals and the Maasai, for the two were almost everywhere and attacked in a ferocious swoop. In 1856, a raiding party of Maasai warriors wandering eastwards from the Tsavo brought to an end a three-year obsession with a meteorite among the Wanyika tribe[1]. On ...

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