Stories

Kisumu Girls High School

A few years before its independence in the 1960s, Kenya saw efforts by various personalities, organizations, and groups to give proper intellectual backing to the education of girls. Of vital importance to this intellectual awakening was the formation of the Ministry of Education to investigate and promote the education of the majority of the citizens… Read more »

Land Alienation and its Impact in Kisumu

Land alienation began with European conquest and expansion into the African interior. This process of dispossession became a feature of the French, British, and Portuguese occupation, which began since at least the 15th century. In South Africa, for example, the most egregious example of land alienation came with the passage of the Natives’ Land Act… Read more »

The Kenya-Uganda Railway

The calm, quiet haze of the early morning day settles on a town. The people there have seen thousands of days like this, and for what reason should there be any surprise? It is midafternoon when a group of investors roll on through, talking about building some railways. Within a few months they are gone,… Read more »

The Mega City Mall in Kisumu

Located along the Kisumu-Busia Road (Nairobi Highway) on Kisumu’s east side, Mega City Kisumu is a modern shopping mall anchored by the largest outlet of Nairobi-based retail giant Nakumatt. Mega City is more than a market for goods, however. It is also an important end point for products that often originate well outside Kisumu and… Read more »