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Kisumu is Kenyas third city after Nairobi and Mombassa. It is situated in the west of the country on Lake Victoria, and was founded/developed as a rail terminus for British military reasons (i.e. the transportation of troops to check German activity in Uganda in the 19th Century). I use it as a base to explore the Nyanza Distict, where the child that my wife sponsors lives.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Quieter than Nairobi, less troublesome than Mombassa, All amenities available and the people are nicer!
  • Cons:Underfunded, underdeveloped, politically excluded, massive AIDS problem.
  • In a nutshell:My favourite city in Kenya.
  • Last visit to Kisumu: Apr 2001
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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