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Nakuru, Kenya

Nakuru

Christ for all Nations returns to Nakuru for the first time in 20 years!

Nakuru is the administrative and economical headquarters of Nakuru County. Conveniently situated between Nairobi and Western Kenya. Nakuru was established by the British as part of the White highlands during the colonial era and it has continued growing into a cosmopolitan city. It received township status in 1904 and became a municipality in 1952. Nakuru County is home to Lake Nakuru, Lake Elmenteita and Lake Naivasha. Lake Nakuru is best known for its thousands of flamingoes nesting along the shores.

People

Nakuru is populated by people from the whole of Kenya and from many regions of the world. The population is predominantly Kikuyu and Kalenjin but it has a cosmopolitan feel. The city has a sizable population of Kenyans of Indian origin and a few of the original settler families have also remained in the area.

Land and Climate

In Nakuru the summers are short, warm, and overcast and the winters are long, cool, and mostly cloudy. The rain in Nakuru falls mostly in the winter, with relatively little rain in the summer. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 12°C (53°F) to 27 °C (82°F) and is rarely below 8°C (48°F) or above 30°C (86°F).

Economy

Agriculture, manufacturing and tourism are the backbones of the economy of Nakuru. The main crops grown around Nakuru and marketed in the city include coffee, wheat, barley, maize, beans and potatoes. The crops provide the primary raw material for the manufacturing industries found in Nakuru and Nairobi. These industries include flour milling and grain ginneries. Dairy farming is a key economic activity and provides the inputs for various milk processing plants around the city. Other manufacturing industries include Menengai soap factory, Car&General Motorcycle plant, Eveready Battery plant, Fertiplant East Africa and many more.

Sources:

https://www.wildjunket.com/flamingos-and-rhinos-at-lake-nakuru/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nakuru



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Event Dates: August 8th - 11th, 2019

Coordinates: 0.3031° S, 36.0800° E

Elevation: 1,850 meters (6,070 ft)

Population: 286,411 inhabitants (2009)

Last CfaN Crusade in Nakuru: 1999 (Aug. 9 – Aug. 14)