Kapenguria Museum

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Kapenguria Museum
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rejoicing
Omaha, NE148 contributions
My first visit
Dec 2018
I was happy to finally visit this historical museum. The grounds were lovely and seeing the cells where the Kapenguria Six had been held, was fascinating and also sad. In addition to the cells, there are two buildings housing artifacts from the Cherangani and Pokot tribes. Additionally there are two well done traditional huts at the rear of the compound. In another building are a few original weapons from the Mau-Mau uprising, including a homemade rifle. Even the town itself, is quite nice, especially the area with all the various government buildings. After touring all the exhibits, we had lunch at Rafiki, a place that packs in a crowd of hungry people and serves them fast with good food that's reasonably priced.
Written 11 December 2018
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stillH2OMinnesota
Minnesota39 contributions
Kenya's History
Nov 2016 • Friends
The Kapenguria Museum is the place to stop if you want to learn about the beginnings of modern Kenya. The tour guides will graciously walk you through the exhibits and tell you the stories of the Kapenguria Six -- nationalists who were arrested in 1952, tried and imprisoned in individual jail cells. Other buildings include displays on Kenya's fight for independence and displays (indoors and outside) about the Pokot people. Have visited the museum twice and enjoy learning more each time.
Written 14 November 2016
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Michelle Onyango
Nairobi, Kenya81 contributions
A tale of freedom and posterity
Jun 2016 • Friends
Well trimmed gardens is what welcomes you to this museum. Hosted the freedom fighters among them the first President of Kenya and five other for four months before their 7 year sentence. It also preserves cultural heritage of the Sengwer people who are few on kenya. As well as the pokot people showcasing their way of life even have a homestead that brings it to life. Architecture simply amazing.
Written 20 June 2016
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Rose J
Kenya5 contributions
National Museum
Jun 2014 • Family
This was a journey to Kenya's past, learned a lot and recommend a visit to anyone out here.
This was the site where the six most influential leaders in the struggle for Kenya's independence were detained (Kapenguria six).
Written 1 May 2015
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Martin_Wahogo
Nairobi, Kenya185 contributions
A solid piece of Kenya's history
Aug 2013 • Friends
The history of Kenya cannot be written without mentioning the Kapenguria Museum. This is where 6 of Kenya's independence heroes (Kapenguria six) were jailed. There are 6 jails for each of them and a museum that catalogues history of the communities who live around there. This is a place that every Kenyan should visit and learn.

I loved seeing the original items that the Kapenguria six used while in jail.
Written 15 July 2014
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Cheparsich N
Minneapolis, MN1 contribution
Kapenguria Museum
Jan 2014 • Friends
I went to the Kapenguria Museum with no knowledge of the Kapenguria Six or the Mau Mau but enjoyed the visit and learned much. It was very informative and fascinating. In each cell is information about the six men and their involvement in the Mau Mau. My favorite part was the Pokot gallery. It was very reliable and interesting. It also helped me to understand the Pokot culture better which came in handy when I stayed with a rural Pokot family later that week. My friend from Kapenguria, who is of the Pokot tribe, joined me at the museum and acted as a tour guide which was very helpful. The facilities were very respectable and the employees were friendly and helpful. The museum is not very big so our visit lasted around an hour to hour and half. I enjoyed my visit.
Written 6 April 2014
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