History of Nairobi 1899-2012: From a Railway Camp and Supply Depot to a World-Class African Metropolis is the second book in the series, History of Kenyan Cities and Towns. The Series looks at the people and events that have shaped the cities’ and towns’ development and the broader impact they have had on Kenya’s development.
History of Nairobi 1899- 2012 follows the City’s origins as a Railway camp in 1899 to 2012 when the Country ushered in the devolved system of government and the Nairobi City Council was replaced by the Nairobi City County. As the Capital City and the seat of National Government, the history of Nairobi also provides a narrative of Kenya’s political development from the early days of the colony to the promulgation of the new Constitution in 2010.
Throughout the text, a large collection of photographs brings to life the evolution of the City in its formative 110 years.