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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...

Naushad Merali’s dalliance with loss at the colonial Mweiga Sasini Coffee Estate

When Sasini bought the Mweiga Coffee Estate, many people thought it would make profits out of it. They didn't. Actually, it recently sold part...

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....

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Lord Egerton’s Castle and its colonial links to Farmers training in Kenya

Tucked away from the town’s bustling streets, Nakuru’s legendary Lord Egerton Castle is a place that continually seduces visitors from all over the globe....

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