Kapenguria Museum Entrance Fees

This post focuses on Kapenguria Museum Entrance Fees. The Kapenguria Museum is located off the Kitale-Lodwar Highway, some 5 kilometres from Makutano town in West Pokot County and is situated just next to the County Assembly.

Kapenguria Museum was officially opened on September 19, 1993. The museum is a regional museum that reports to the Directorate of Museums, Sites, and Monuments of the National Museums of Kenya. The museum is housed in the prison where Kenya African Union (KAU) leaders Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, Kungu Karumba, Fred Kubai, Paul Ngei, Bildad Kaggia, and Ramogi Achieng Oneko were imprisoned after their sentencing in April 1953.

The KAU leaders and Mau Mau members were apprehended during Operation Jock Scott, a mass arrest operation carried out by the colonial government on the night of October 20/21, 1952. On December 3, 1952, Deputy Public Prosecutor Anthony Somerhough opened a court proceeding against the six KAU leaders (now known as the “Kapenguria six”). The defendants were charged with co-managing Mau Mau, a banned society that plotted to murder all white residents of Kenya.

The cells, ethnographic galleries, and Pokot homestead serve as the museum’s foundation. The museum’s exhibits include books and documents in a memorial library honouring all heroes who fought for Kenya’s independence. The Pokot gallery, founded by anthropologist Mrs Anny Mulder, houses artefacts and photographic collections about the Pokot people. Other items on display include cultural material of the Pokot, Cherangani, and Sengwer people, in addition to galleries reflecting Kenya’s political development and the country’s independence in 1963.

Kapenguria Museum Entry Fees

Citizen – Kenya Charges
Adult Ksh 100
Below 16 years Ksh 50
Residents – East Africa Charges
Adult Ksh 400
Below 16 years Ksh 200
Non-Residents Charges
Adult  Ksh 500
Below 16 years  Ksh 250

Kapenguria Museum Contacts

Phone: 0729360095 or 0745656221

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