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Kyanite(mineral) in Kilome

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©Muoki Kioko 2009-2012

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Farmlands of Kilome

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Guava Sale

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A fruit that was once so abundant. If you visited an ukambani home 10~20years ago in August, you were directed to a guava tree to eat as much as you want then carry as much as you can. However the last 4 years I’ve only seen 1(one) guava tree and can count on one hand the number of times I’ve seen guava fruit in ukambani. Is guava, also known as mapera on it’s way to becoming extinct in ukambani? Anyone ever tasted guava drink?

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©Muoki Kioko 2009-2012

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Kalombo Rock Shelter

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Enjoy the massive rock shelter

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Explore what looks like a human footprint in rock!

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Nearby is another footprint that looks like an antelope slid on the rock.

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Should you just want to relax:
~sit on the edges of Kalombo dam and watch fish gulp leeches swimming on the surface
~ or walk on these sands nearby.

To Get here read directions given (click) here.

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©Muoki Kioko 2009-2012

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Map of Konza & kilome

To receive map send a blank email with title ‘kilome’ to

email: kilomeinvestments@gmail.com

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©Muoki Kioko 2009-2012

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‘Kiu’ the historic town of Kilome

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kiu railway town

Kiu is kilome’s historic town! Set along Nairobi – Mombasa railway line just 14 kilometers from Mombasa road. It was originally the communications hub for Kilome residents, all mail was collected from this station upto independence of Kenya. It was also the source of trade and supplies from both Nairobi & Mombasa(Kenya’s capital and the port of Mombasa), and European Missionaries used it to set up their first ‘Mission Station’ in Kenya at Mukaa, Kilome hills. Originally dominated by the ‘Dukawalla’, ie the Asian Merchant, the town is a pale shadow (see video) of the once vibrant town it was though not for very long as the Asian Community have started revisiting their roots and are keenly watching developments at Konza just a stones throw away. With the towns setup as a supplies hub still intact to date-all it needs is an active railway line to kick off as an import/export hub and major trading town cum human commuting station!

Why was this town called ‘Kiu’, and what does it mean in the local dialect Kamba?

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©Muoki Kioko 2009-2012

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