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Kenneth Matiba: The Liberation Hero and the untold story of his Limuru farm

 The death of Kenneth Matiba has robbed Kenya – not only a politician but also a man who dedicated his life to farming. Actually, before...

The story of Kenneth Matiba, the farmer

“The farming I undertook at Limuru was something like a hobby,” says Kenneth Matiba, one of Kenya’s father of multi-party politics. It is a side...

Late spy chief James Kanyotu’s 500-acre coffee farm sold to church

An expansive coffee farm that belonged to James Kanyotu, Kenya’s most dreaded head of the Special Branch, now NSIS, has been sold. The coffee farm...

Origins of Kenya’s Coffee industry

The coffee story in Kenya begins in 1895 at the French Mission in Bura, Taita Hills. Different people have been credited for it: Either Rev....

The hidden colonial gems of Tigoni, Limuru

There is farm in Tigoni with a rich history. Only that, Fiona Vernon doesn’t really know why her grandfather, Arnold Butler McDonell came to...

How Colonial Settlers introduced Trout Fish in Mt Kenya Rivers

You must have heard of Kiganjo Troup farm – the cold fresh water species farm that was established in 1948 by the colonial government....

How the Samburu tribe lost Ol Pejeta Ranch to President Moi

Ol Pejeta was always the grazing land of the Maasai until 1911 – when the Maasai were pushed to the north and south after...

A hundred years of Soysambu Ranch

The history of Soysambu spanning the last century is inseparable from the name Delamere: today’s successful farming methods were originally pioneered by the first...

My smooth ride into horticulture business

I became a farmer seven years ago after I relocated from Baringo to Nakuru County and settled at Kiamunyi, in Rongai. When I arrived in...

Calestous Juma: Farewell to a great Scholar

The death of Kenyan-born biotechnology and innovation scholar Calestous Juma has robbed the world of one of the brightest academics championing for agricultural innovation....

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