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Leven House: The anti-slavery base that hosted Dr Krapf


German missionary who lived in the iconic house is credited with establishing the first churches and schools at the Coast.

Leven House: The anti-slavery base that hosted Dr Krapf

By Willis Oketch | 5 months ago

 Krapf’s priceless house

Krapf’s priceless house

Beside Mombasa’s Old Port stands the house that Ludwig Krapf built prior to venturing inland in his mission to evangelise the masses. Yet, the history of the house neither starts nor ends with Krapf, writes JECKONIA OTIENO

JECKONIA OTIENO | 9 years ago

Kenya’s oldest school stands tall 164 years later

The simple looking rectangular buildings, with their faded whitewash once held great expectations to the two pioneers who hoped to utilise it as a stepping stone to civilise a people they perceived to be barbaric and ungodly.

By Amos Kareithi | 9 years ago

Early town has a rich Christian history

Descendants of freed slaves, who settled at Freretown, were more than 5,000 when they were rescued from ships destined for Zanzibar. When they arrived at Kengeleni, where a bell was erected, they found families that had settled.

| 13 years ago