Farmers Co-op to renovate colonial relic to target tourists

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Jun 20, 2017
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By Makoma Musyoka.

The Mukamukuu Farmers’ Co-operative Society in Matungulu Sub-county, will use Sh5 million to renovate Macmillan Castle, the colonial era residence of Lord Macmillan into a museum and tourist site.
Addressing the society’s members at his farewell party, the chairman George Mutiso, who is eyeing the Kyeleni seat on a Narc ticket, said the renovation works will start soon, adding that after completion, it would attract more tourists and boost the economy in the region.
”Some houses shall be converted into a guest wing where tourists can be accommodated. Other projects to make the site more attractive to tourists have already commenced; it will be an income earner for the society,” he noted.
The colonial era residence known as Macmillan Castle is located, a few kilometres from Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park in a quiet serene and peaceful environment on the Tala-Thika road.
The old structure on Lord Macmillan’s land was bought by the society. It has 32-roomed residence with walls adorned with pictures of those who once lived in it.

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