TbT: Nairobi Edition

kymnjoro

Village Elder
#1
nofolk.jpg
A car parked outside The Norfolk, Nairobi, in 1903.

Whilst I'm not clear on the first car in the history of Kenya, the first car to be driven in Nairobi was owned by Major George E. Smith, one of the British officers supervising the construction of Mackinnon-Sclater's road. This is the road we know today to be the Mombasa-Nairobi highway.

By 1911, the number of cars had soared. A few garages started opening up to undertake the necessary repairs.

There were also numerous bicycles. Cycling was undoubtedly the most common method of moving around the dusty town.

Perhaps owing to their style of dress, white women were carried around in rickshaws, which operated as taxis outside establishments like Nairobi Railway Station and the various hotels in town.

To curb rampant theft, the administrators of the East Africa Protectorate (EAP) in 1911 introduced compulsory registration of bicycles.

In those days, the city got its waters from the Nairobi river at the spot around present-day Nairobi National Museum. I wonder in which part of Nairobi the first car wash business was opened.
 

roots

Village Elder
#3
1....Kuna kanjo amenipata nikikojoa hpa Uhuru park, akadaisha 500, nkamtolea 1000, akadai" kojoa tena sina change

2...
Thugs broke in Man's house in Nyeri, beat him, stripped him naked and tied him on a tree in his compound.
Next day when the neighbours untied him, He immediately ran after his calf and beat it to death.
When they asked him why he did it he said "Ndirohirwo ni Mikora gachenji gaka kareciria ndi Nyina, KANYONGETE MUTII UTUKU MUGIMA GAKWARE!!"

3...
 
#4
View attachment 127101
A car parked outside The Norfolk, Nairobi, in 1903.

Whilst I'm not clear on the first car in the history of Kenya, the first car to be driven in Nairobi was owned by Major George E. Smith, one of the British officers supervising the construction of Mackinnon-Sclater's road. This is the road we know today to be the Mombasa-Nairobi highway.

By 1911, the number of cars had soared. A few garages started opening up to undertake the necessary repairs.

There were also numerous bicycles. Cycling was undoubtedly the most common method of moving around the dusty town.

Perhaps owing to their style of dress, white women were carried around in rickshaws, which operated as taxis outside establishments like Nairobi Railway Station and the various hotels in town.

To curb rampant theft, the administrators of the East Africa Protectorate (EAP) in 1911 introduced compulsory registration of bicycles.

In those days, the city got its waters from the Nairobi river at the spot around present-day Nairobi National Museum. I wonder in which part of Nairobi the first car wash business was opened.
Carwash ilianza wakati wa kenyatta
 

Polmos

Village Elder
#6
1....Kuna kanjo amenipata nikikojoa hpa Uhuru park, akadaisha 500, nkamtolea 1000, akadai" kojoa tena sina change

2...
Thugs broke in Man's house in Nyeri, beat him, stripped him naked and tied him on a tree in his compound.
Next day when the neighbours untied him, He immediately ran after his calf and beat it to death.
When they asked him why he did it he said "Ndirohirwo ni Mikora gachenji gaka kareciria ndi Nyina, KANYONGETE MUTII UTUKU MUGIMA GAKWARE!!"

3...
Translation.Mimi hapana tambua zulu.
 

Thagichu

Village Elder
#10
Thugs broke in Man's house in Nyeri, beat him, stripped him naked and tied him on a tree in his compound.
Next day when the neighbours untied him, He immediately ran after his calf and beat it to death.
When they asked him why he did it he said "Ndirohirwo ni Mikora gachenji gaka kareciria ndi Nyina, KANYONGETE MUTII UTUKU MUGIMA GAKWARE!!"
if you can get KList files, there is a story on this.
 

Giggz

Village Elder
#11
1....Kuna kanjo amenipata nikikojoa hpa Uhuru park, akadaisha 500, nkamtolea 1000, akadai" kojoa tena sina change

2...
Thugs broke in Man's house in Nyeri, beat him, stripped him naked and tied him on a tree in his compound.
Next day when the neighbours untied him, He immediately ran after his calf and beat it to death.
When they asked him why he did it he said "Ndirohirwo ni Mikora gachenji gaka kareciria ndi Nyina, KANYONGETE MUTII UTUKU MUGIMA GAKWARE!!"

3...
:D:D:D:D:D:p:p:p:p reminds me we used to get Bj from calfs tukiwa vipii, but we didn't know what it was but felt nice. Woe if it decided to bite. Then ile ya kudinya kuku ama mbuzi:D:D:D:D:p:p:p:p