People who have contributed to Kisumu and its residents (past and present) 5th August 2007
On this page we intend to put the names of those people who have contributed to Kisumu and its people. We are sure you will marvel at the hard work these people have put in to achieve their goals.
THOMAS JOSEPH MBOYA
It is agreed by many that had Tom Mboya become President of Kenya, it would have been a country well on its way to achieving a developed country status, well ahead of its neighbours. But that chance was never given to him. On that day, not only Nyanza lost its Son, but whole Kenya lost a Son who could have given so much to the Nation. Rusinga Island on Lake Victoria, where the remains of Son of Kenya are buried should become a place of pilgrimage for people of whole Kenya (and not only Nyanza) who have lost so much due to tribalism and greed of so few.
Courtesy of africadatabase.org:
Laduma Dhamecha came to Kisumu when it was still a village. Here is an inspiration for many people to see what Laduma achieved in a far away land from that of her birth and after being widowed within 4 years of arriving in Kisumu. Today Dhamecha Brothers are well known not only in Kisumu but also in London where they own and run wholesale ‘Cash and Carry’ company in Wembley and Croydon. And it all began with Laduma……truly a great Lady who alas is no longer among us.
Courtesy of Lohana Online:
Devjibhai V. Tanna and Ratanben D. Tanna:
Devjibhai was Chaganbhai and Dhanjibhai Tanna’s father ( National Printing Press). Dhanjibhai D. Tanna MBE resides in London and has guided so many youngsters to the path of rightness with his various social activities that many of these people who are running their own businesses in London and various parts of the world still regard him as a father figure. I am sure you will marvel at the hard work Devjibhai put in to his business like carrying goods on a bicycle across Nandi Hills near Kisumu and having to sleep under the trees in those days…
Courtesy of Lohana Online:
Max Raicha (Executive Member of International Amateur Radio Union)
IARU (International Amateur Radio Union) is a highly respected body representing Radio Hams throughout the world. The contributions of Radio Amateurs at times of disasters is well known. They are also responsible for many advances in the field of Radio Communications. Contacts by other Radio Amateurs with Kenyan Radio Hams is highly prized among the Amateur fraternity as there not so many Radio Amateurs in Kenya where initially one has to pass an examination to be able to use Radio Transmitters on the band reserved specially for them. It is truly a noble hobby and our congratulations go to Max Raicha ( D.R. Raicha) of Kisumu for achieving the Presidency of this Body.