What is the history of Kisumu?


What is the history of Kisumu?

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    Kisumu literally translates to a place of barter trade. The town has “Companionship” status with Cheltenham, UK and “Sister Town” status with Colorado, Boulder, USA, and Roanoke, Virginia. When the British first settled in the area in the 19th century, Kisumu became one of the biggest trading posts in this region – attracting the Luo community from as far as Siaya and Mogori County. The Kisumu area was later inhabited by the Luo people.

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