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Central Kenya

Limuru, on the eastern edge of the Great Rift Valley, is about 340 kilometres northwest of Nairobi. It was the main area of white settlement and still has its tea- and coffee producing estates. Fifty-five kilometres further north is the town of Naivasha, in Nakuru county, with nearby popular National Parks.

Great Rift Valley
Boys near Naivasha
Children, North Kinangop
Shops along the street, North Kinangop
Church and huts, North Kinangop
Huts north of Nakuru
Girl carrying load
Street in Isiolo
School in Isiolo
Club in Nanyuki
View to Mount Kenya
Between Nyeri and Muranga

North Kinangop, 38 kilometres further north, is a small town and, like all towns from here south to Nairobi, inhabited by Kikuyu people. Rumuruti, 110 kilometres northwest of Nakuru, is the capital of Laikipia County, just south of the land of the Samburu.

Isiolo, about 160 kilometres by road east of Rumuruti, is a town almost in the exact centre of Kenya. It has a very diverse population, including Somalis; most of its residents are Muslim.