Tag: government

Kisumu Municipal Hall

The construction of Kisumu Municipal Hall (now City Hall) started in 1956, and, after a year, the Hall was completed and was officially opened by Sir Evelyn Baring, the Governor of Kenya, on July 11, 1957. This building has come to assume a larger-than-life status in the history of Kisumu. From the time Kisumu was... Read more »

The Architecture of Traditional Public Meetings among the Luo

The Luo who are the subject of this essay settled in the Western part of Kenya somewhere around 1400-1500 C.E. The Luo are about 4 million in population, and make up a large portion of the western Kenyan population today. This leads us to an important question – how were the Luo so successful in migrating,... Read more »