Bantu people

The Bantu people are the speakers of Bantu languages. Most of the Bantu speakers in Eastern Africa originated from Central Africa. Bantus are currently spread out in African Great Lakes, Central Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa. The term Bantu might originated from the fact of how Bantu speakers commonly refers to humanity. The speakers […]

Earliest known human burial discovered in Kenya

Scientists have discovered oldest known human burial. A child who was 2 or 3 years old was discovered buried in a shallow grave under the sheltered overhang of a cave78,000 years ago, at a cave site called Panga ya Saidi near the Kenyan coast. They nicknamed the youngster ‘Mtoto,’ meaning ‘child’ in Swahili. “This is […]

Ten of the most popular endangered animals

The third Friday of May is celebrated as endangered species Day across the globe. This day increases awareness about these species that are about to disappear from the face of the earth and need to save them. 1. Rhinoceros  Rhinoceros is commonly known as Rhino. There are five species of rhinos, each one with distinct characteristics. […]

The Sacred Mugumo tree

The demise of sacred mugumo tree (Ficus natalensis) in Kikuyu culture is symbolic that foretells incoming tragedy, end or beginning of an era. Mugumo tree grows upward, others are strangler figs that grows from seeds that falls on others. Mugumo trees offers a lifeline habitats for birds, fruit bats and monkeys. The roots (aerial roots) […]

mutunguru tree

Mutunguru: the tallest tree in Kenya and probably the second tallest native tree in Africa

Mutunguru tree is believed to be the tallest tree in Kenya and the third tallest in Africa with the 62.5 feet and 3m circumference, after the Entandrophragma Excelsum which is the tallest tree in Africa, Kilimanjaro valley in Tanzania which stands at 81.5m (267ft) tall, see here and here and comprehensive information on Kilimanjaro Experience […]

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These select animals became extinct for the last over 200 years in Africa

For the last 100 years around 500 species have completely disappeared from the space of earth probably due to human. These are some of the select few that today are mystery; Bubal Hartebeest. Extinction Date: 1923 These animals roamed freely north of Sahara, specifically from Morocco to Egypt. When French came during partition and scrambling […]

Top universities in Kenya that attract international students

The Kenyan universities that attract foreign students have been revealed in a new report that exposes the competitiveness of the institution of higher learning. The cost of programmes they teach, quality of education and ease of accessing accommodation are some of the factors that attract international students. Other factors that attract foreign students to these […]

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