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Address: Kapenguria 30600, Kenya
Phone Number:
+254 54 62050

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Kenya's History

The Kapenguria Museum is the place to stop if you want to learn about the beginnings of modern Kenya. The tour guides will graciously walk you through the exhibits and tell you... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2016
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

The Kapenguria Museum is the place to stop if you want to learn about the beginnings of modern Kenya. The tour guides will graciously walk you through the exhibits and tell you the stories of the Kapenguria Six -- nationalists who were arrested in 1952, tried and imprisoned in individual jail cells. Other buildings include displays on Kenya's fight for... More 

1 Thank stillH2OMinnesota
Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Well trimmed gardens is what welcomes you to this museum. Hosted the freedom fighters among them the first President of Kenya and five other for four months before their 7 year sentence. It also preserves cultural heritage of the Sengwer people who are few on kenya. As well as the pokot people showcasing their way of life even have a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2015

This was a journey to Kenya's past, learned a lot and recommend a visit to anyone out here. This was the site where the six most influential leaders in the struggle for Kenya's independence were detained (Kapenguria six).

1 Thank Warda J
Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014

The history of Kenya cannot be written without mentioning the Kapenguria Museum. This is where 6 of Kenya's independence heroes (Kapenguria six) were jailed. There are 6 jails for each of them and a museum that catalogues history of the communities who live around there. This is a place that every Kenyan should visit and learn. I loved seeing the... More 

1 Thank Martin_Wahogo
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

I went to the Kapenguria Museum with no knowledge of the Kapenguria Six or the Mau Mau but enjoyed the visit and learned much. It was very informative and fascinating. In each cell is information about the six men and their involvement in the Mau Mau. My favorite part was the Pokot gallery. It was very reliable and interesting. It... More 

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