A lot of people know that the Ford Model T was the first mass produced and affordable car in the world, but not many know that it was Karl Benz, the founder of Mercedes-Benz cars who made the first ever workable car. Nam ...Read More
Did you know the Kenyan number plating system is borrowed from the British one and that the earliest plates were such that each town; Mombasa, Nakuru, Nairobi, Kisumu, had their own numbers? Well, today’s plates are ref ...Read More
First Kenyan to own a car-dealership and petrol station, Jeff’s father, Fred Koinange @KenyanTraffic
There are now very many privately owned petrol stations in Kenya. Yet, at some point, only multi-nationals like the defunct Esso, BP and Mobil once called the shots. But did you know that the first Kenyan to open a ...Read More
Did you know Galton-Fenzi became Kenya’s first motorist to drive from Nairobi to Mombasa in January 1926 when the road, that today snakes all the way to county 001, was not even a dirt track?
Many things happened in Kenya in 1926. Alliance High School was founded from medical funds meant to construct a hospital in Kikuyu, where returnees from World War I were to be treated. Peter David Wasawo, the brightes ...Read More