Quite neglected place with very rich history on Kenyapithecus, a Homo Erectus species. Also found there are other fossils of plants and animals. Area is still active in terms of archaeology and paleontology research.
It also hosts a mass grave of Nandi warriors who were murdered by the British colonialists and buried with their weapons. A few of those weapons have been excavated. The skeletons still remain buried under the mound or rocks. The site has a short nature trail that is home to many birds, snakes and smaller animals.
We got entertained by the locals on Kipsigis history and the local high school received us with song and dance.
Access to the site from the main road is tricky since signage is just on the main road (donated by a local businessman) and a couple of other signs as you approach the museum. Given the many forks on the road, we got lost a couple of times. The site doesn’t have electricity yet but the county government has recently fenced the area.
Our curator, Malachi, was really passionate in his knowledge and expertise about the site and we are grateful for his patience to host us since we really got late from our other sites.
Museums have recently been devolved to the county governments and as such, a lot of support is needed to maintain and upgrade the sites in order to protect our rich heritage.
On our way back, we stopped to take photos on the railway crossing though it was a bit dark. It makes for a beautiful shot but beware of the cargo train that crossed while we were about to get on to the railway line.