Kapenguria museum

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Original site where six of the most influential leaders in the struggle for independence — 'the Kapenguria six', were detained in 1952.

These included Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, Kungu Karumba, Mr. Fred Kubai, Mr. Paul Ngei, Bildad Kaggia and the Hon. Ramogi Achieng Oneko 1

Opened as a museum in 1993, featuring the original cells where they were held, along with photos and artifacts about them.

It also includes materials about other heroes who participated in the struggle for independence, with a full library onsite.

There also are photos and artifacts about the local pokot people, including a traditional homestead — huts and all.

What to do thereLearn more about the pioneer nationalists of the country, the pokot people, along with the pre-colonial, colonial and post colonial eras, including resistance to colonial rule.

Best time to visitAny time of the year

Location of Kapenguria museumThe museum is situated in Kapenguria town of West Pokot county, about 141 km north west of the country's capital — Nairobi.

It also is on the western end of Kenya, near mount Elgon.

How to get thereBy vehicle, passenger bus or walking.

There are buses available from Nairobi, and minibuses from nearby towns such as Kitale.

There is a small airstrip about 10 km from here.

References1. https://www.museums.or.ke/kapenguria/

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