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13 Photos Of Nairobi Back In The 1960s That’ll Seriously Take You Back In Time


Nairobi looked quite different back in the 1960s.

Compared to today, the city looked rather peaceful, like there was no worry at all in the world. Here are some photos to take you back in time.


1. A view of the then government road – now Moi avenue.

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2. Donyo Sabuk over the rooftops – Nairobi primary to the left. 

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3. Parliament building.

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4. Nairobi Town Hall.

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5. The then Delamere Avenue – Now Kenyatta Avenue.

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6. Independence Arches by the Khoja Mosque.

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7. Jacaranda by the Fairview hotel.

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8. Valley road looking into town.

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9. Entrance to Nairobi National park.

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10. View by the Nairobi Dam.

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11. Nairobi’s drive in cinema.

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12. Railway headquarters.

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13. Nairobi Market.

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