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Old July 15th, 2011, 12:39 PM   #201
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does this include the urban population in general because i believe nyeri has surpassed that.there is also quite a significant number of people who opted to run back to their shags(including to other far away disrcts say western for instance) during the census, so i think the number of people residing in nyeri might be abit more.
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does this include the urban population in general because i believe nyeri has surpassed that.there is also quite a significant number of people who opted to run back to their shags(including to other far away disrcts say western for instance) during the census, so i think the number of people residing in nyeri might be abit more.
You may have a point. I also wonder if they included people in the new estates or it was just the old traditional estates that border the CBD that were considered in determining the population.
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Old September 18th, 2011, 01:38 PM   #205
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Old September 18th, 2011, 01:43 PM   #206
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Old September 18th, 2011, 01:45 PM   #207
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More Kimathi university pics...

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Old September 19th, 2011, 06:06 AM   #208
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Wow, thats a cool suburb right there nice photo
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Is that Kimathi University one of Gok universities or is it one of the proliferating denominational universities?
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Is that Kimathi University one of Gok universities or is it one of the proliferating denominational universities?
Its a new government university.
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Old September 19th, 2011, 06:31 PM   #211
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Wow, thats a cool suburb right there nice photo

That's one of the new suburbs coming up around Nyeri. I'd like to see how that area will look like 10 years from now.
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Old October 11th, 2011, 08:36 PM   #212
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I hear Nyeri is a dead town at night. No night life at all!!! Is this true or has this changed?
Found an interesting article on Nyeri's nightlife.

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Former Central PC Peter Raburu was a deeply religious man. He ordered the closure of all bars before 8pm in a bid to tackle crime and immorality in Nyeri Town.

Increased crime and the lack of proper lighting were major reasons that led to enforcement of the curfew.

As a result Nyeri was called "the town that literally sleeps after dusk."
It became normal for all businesses to close immediately after 6pm. And to reinforce his point, Mr Raburu commissioned a billboard reading 'Central for God' on one side and with the Ten Commandments on the other.

Its presence was in meant to emphasise that the town would be governed by rules different from those the residents were used to. And the combination all these measures brought nightlife in Nyeri to its knees.

In spite of being the provincial headquarters for Central, the 24-hour economy remains largely unexploited. Efforts to revive it are burgeoning however, with several restaurants and hotels now operating after 11pm.

Businessmen and women, residents, the administration and the town council have all agreed that night life should be revived. And as a symbol of that, the 'Central for God' billboard has been destroyed by vandals.

It signals the end of the Raburu era.

"We are in discussion with various stakeholders now that Gakere Road is lit to kick off night business, said Nyeri mayor Edward Mutero, "however security will have to be enhanced further."

Kimathi Street is also now lit and various entertainment spots are catering for an increasing number of revellers. They include the recently refurbished White Rhino Hotel and the Banana Leaf restaurant as well as other places throughout the town.

Businesses are now working after 9pm as security has been enhanced through street lighting and increased police patrols.

Groups like Artists for Contemporary Theatre and Roso la Salsa are set to spice up night life in the town. Started last year, the Artists for Contemporary Theatre is made up of Nyeri residents and has attracted students from the ever increasing number of colleges.

Roso la Salsa, a salsa dance group formed only a few months ago, has attracted many followers. The group wants to integrate various cultures in entertainment besides engaging youths in fruitful activities.

Nightlife in the town is now near back to normal. Today, snooping around Nyeri town on a weekend evening, one gets the feeling that serious boozing, rather than revelling, is the main pastime.

To confirm this, one only has to pop into the crowded bars at the Batian and Maru hotels, both pioneers in the hospitality industry, on any weekday evening.

And you can bet the frenzied imbibing sessions get more intense over the weekend. Not surprisingly, the majority of guests in such joints are heavily made-up women, with their male counterparts thoroughly outnumbered.

There are more relaxing places in the town though, and the dedicated reveller will find enough space to do his thing at top night spots like Makutiland and the Banana Leaf hotel, both on Karatina Road.

Alternatively, one might want to check out the Impala Konnect Club on Kanisa Road. As for real nyama choma gurus, the places to make a beeline to include Kungu Maitu and Kimingi eating joints on Kimathi Way, as well as Unity Paradise near the Ruring'u stadium.

Also worth sampling is the usually crowded and aptly named Nyama Choma Village on Gakere Road. And if you have fairly deep pockets, there is always some action at the refurbished White Rhino Hotel, as well as at the Green Hills Hotel in the town's outskirts.

The same applies to the numerous tourist resorts scattered around Nyeri County. If you can afford the entry or membership fees, that is.

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They finished this project. I love how the new lobby looks. They collected a bunch of pictures taken in the late 19th century and early 20th century showing how the local people lived back then. It's almost like a small picture gallery.

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I love the green hills!!!
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I love the green hills!!!
Me too. I spent many Sunday afternoons playing there when I was a kid.
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Me too. I spent many Sunday afternoons playing there when I was a kid.
Yeah its one place I'll never forget.
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Old November 20th, 2011, 03:18 PM   #218
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A friend of mine told me that KCA recently acquired a piece of land just of Kimathi Univsty.His home boarders the expansive property.
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Old November 20th, 2011, 07:10 PM   #219
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A friend of mine told me that KCA recently acquired a piece of land just of Kimathi Univsty.His home boarders the expansive property.
Two university campuses next to each other, this will be interesting to watch given the way hostels are popping up around Kimathi Uni. I see a new construction belt forming in the next few years between Garden estate and Hillcourt and Kimathi along the road to Mweiga (B5).

Nyeri is slowly turning into a university town. Almost all the major universities in Kenya have a campus there and students are increasingly driving the towns economy.
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Old December 30th, 2011, 03:38 PM   #220
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Nakumatt's finally here.They 've fenced (actually ironsheeted) the area round their said piece of land(used to be KBL 's deport; area next to Homeage).The site is as big as to accmdte a mall as big as Nanyuki's.There is a row though btwn them and Taxi owners who claim to have been "thrown out" of the land they have occupied for a long time.
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