MaCleKi | Curating Kisumu

A project by Maseno University and Cleveland State University

MaCleKi lets you explore the history of Kisumu, Kenya, through location-based essays and media. The project presents a range of themes, including culture, education, leadership and politics, land and environment, housing, health, trade, technology, religion, tourism, gender relations, ethnic and racial relations, and regional and international relations. A partnership between Maseno University and Cleveland State University, MaCleKi is funded by a grant from the NEH Office of Digital Humanities.

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It is a warm, dusty day at Luanda livestock market, situated about 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Kisumu City on the Kisumu-Siaya-Busia highway. It is in fact a Thursday, one of the market days at…

On December 20, 1901, Florence Preston, the wife of the engineer building the Kenya-Uganda Railway, drove the last nail in the last sleeper (crosstie) of the railway by the shores of Lake Victoria.…

Indicative of a colonial economic tradition, the open-air market holds an important place in the domestic economies of East Africa. The marketplace is the center of many urban areas, drawing people…

Located 25 kilometers from Kisumu town along Kisumu-Busia highway, Maseno town is named for a type of a tree common in the area known by the Luo as “Oseno” and the Abaluhya as “Oluseno”. The…