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About Nyahururu



Nyahururu is a town in Kenya, lying east of Nakuru. It is part of Laikipia District in Rift Valley Province. Despite this, Nyahururu formerly functioned as the administrative capital of Nyandarua District, one of seven districts that constitute Central Province in Kenya, until the headquarters was shifted to Ol Kalou. There have been calls for a reversal.  The town has an urban population of 24,751

Nyahururu is also frequented by marathon and cross-country runners for practicing before major events due to its high altitude.

Samuel Wanjirŭ, the Olympic Marathon Record holder and the first Kenyan to win the Marathon at the Olympics, called Nyahururu home until his death on May 16th, 2011. Other notables from Nyahururu are John Ngŭgĭ and Godfrey Gitahi Kariuki.

In 2010, Nyahururu was the site of an internationally reported incident in which police rescued a woman who was under threat of lynching after she shoplifted two Bibles from a supermarket