Living in Njoro, Kenya:
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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Njoro, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked seven people living in Njoro what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Soko Mjinga market which means a foolish market is located at the rear side of the town providing a trading ground to the people. It is believed that the British settlers named the so called market because they regarded Africans as foolish people who do not understand the trading terms and the use of currency. The market days are Wednesday and Saturdays. Most trading commodities are farm products such as onions, corn, pumpkins domestic animals and birds. Second hand clothes are also sold at a relatively low prices to serve the low income inhabitants.

Njoro is a site for both local and international tourists. The Njoro river cave associated with the evolution of the early man is a great tourist and researcher’s attraction site. Skulls of the kenyapithecus are believed to have been found from the cave. The settlers’ mansions are well preserved and they are accredited as historical sites. Njoro golf club is a recreational club hosted in Njoro as well as swimming and other recreational services. Njoro hosts many primary, secondary and tertiary schools.

The Delamere land is a vast acres of land which were associated with a settler named Lord Delamere who invested a lot in infrastructure and agriculture, eventually attracting other noble settler families. Among them was Lord Egerton of Tatton who settled in Njoro. His former Lord Egerton’s school of agriculture has expanded to fully fledged as the Egerton university of agriculture. After the British settlers left the land to the locals, different tribes immigrated in the town because of its rich agricultural history.

Meshack, says: 2020

Njoro airstrip was constructed to enhance sufficient transportation of perishable horticultural and agricultural products. The Njoro river is the main water supply to lake Nakuru and homes. Ninety-nine percent of the population is Christian and they conduct baptism at a section of this river where the water is believed to be holy. It is an abomination to use the water from that section of the river and it is highly respected. Residents of Njoro uses water from the other sections of the river for bathing and domestic use.

The main economic activities are agricultural-based industries which includes: vegetable and milk processing, horticultural farming and large scale wheat and barley. Quarrying and timber milling are also practiced by a lot of people. The people of Njoro are known by their hard work and unity. The rich tend to employ people from their own town than from the other towns. It is said that the Njoro people live like a big family united by social bonds and cultural interactions.

Albright, says: 2020

The residents carry out circumcision ceremonies in December, this is the month after harvesting and food is usually in plenty. The rite is performed to boys only as female circumcision is forbidden in this town. It is done as a rite of passage from childhood to adulthood. During this rite boy are taught to be responsible and accountable people who can build their town. They are also given entrepreneurial education. The ever green climate of Njoro makes the town attractive and beautiful. People call it the green carpet.

Brenda, says: 2020

Njoro town is located 18km west south west of Nakuru town, Kenya. Njoro is an agricultural town situated on the western rim of rift valley. Njoro was named after a maa word ‘corro’ meaning spring. Njoro was first inhabited by the maa community before the British settlers arrived to the Kenyan highlands. Neighboring the town are farms owned by large-scale farmers.

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