The town that the late first president of Kenya was restricted to house arrest for two years
Lodwar is the largest town in northwestern Kenya located West side of Lake Turkana. Lodwar town is also the capital of Turkana county. Lodwar town functioned as a transit point of British officials who moved Kenyan political prisoners to the North of Kenya.
Jomo Kenyatta Kenya's first president was restricted to house arrest for two years in Lodwar beginning in 1959 to 1961. The town is largely inhabited by locals who are mostly Turkana's although the town has also different people from other counties.
Lodwar town is served by River Turkwel which passes near the town. The river separates the town with Kanamkemer ward. The business that do better in the town is selling of bottle water which is in high demand because the area is too hot. Soda and water bottles which are less than one litre are not available in the town.
The town has expanded and gained commercial and economic prominence because of the increase in population of large business traders. It houses local and government facilities including the Turkana county biggest health facility.
The locals consider Catholic missionaries as their first ancestral fathers because they sponsor most of the schools in the town. The town is also served by the Airport and it is at the epic centre of the World's largest underground aquifers. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
As a matter of fact, it is said that you cannot go to Lodwar town and fail to eat road goat meat.