Nairobi in History

Historical Events

  • 1954-04-25 British raid Nairobi, Kenya (25,000 Mau Mau suspects arrested)
  • 1980-12-31 A Jewish owned hotel in Nairobi Kenya is bombed killing 18
  • 2009-01-31 In Kenya, at least 113 people are killed and over 200 injured following an oil spillage ignition in Molo, days after a massive fire at a Nakumatt supermarket in Nairobi killed at least 25 people.
  • 2012-06-10 A Helicopter crash near Nairobi, Kenya, kills five people, including George Saitoti, a Kenyan cabinet minister
  • 2013-09-21 59 people are killed and 175 wounded in a shopping mall gun battle in Nairobi, Kenya
  • 2017-05-31 Kenya's Madaraka Express, a Chinese-built high speed railway from Mombassa to Nairobi is opened by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta

Famous Birthdays

  • 1936-03-22 Roger Whittaker, country singer (Durham Town), born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • 1944-12-19 Richard Leakey, Kenyan paleoanthropologist, conservationist and politician, born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • 1961-10-26 Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenyan Prime Minister (2013-) and son of Jomo Kenyatta, born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • 2179-09-04 Nyota Uhura, communications officer (Star Trek), born in Nairobi, Kenya