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Evolution is Real! Compare how some of these places and items looked like over the years

MpaulM 11/26/2020

Most of us have gone through evolution as a unit or topic in secondary school.

We have learnt that things change over time and take other shapes and forms.

Have a look at the pictures below and confirm to the theory.

1. Pump station in Kibwezi

At Kibwezi in 1960, this is how a pump station was.

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Look at the current pictures of the place!

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2. Petrol station along Mombasa road

Here is a picture of a fuel station Alon Mombasa road taken in 1962

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Compare it with another picture taken in in 2020 and spot any similarities if any.

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3. KICC

Most of us are have seen KICC for the first time when it was fully constructed and looking exactly the way it is.

Here is a picture taken in 1969 during it's construction.

Compare the environment and how it looks currently.

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4. Milimani law courts

The very first D.C office in Nairobi was in the same compound with Court and were at upper hill.

Look at the structures at a picture taken in 1900 and compare with the current structure of Milimani law court.

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5. Jeevanjee Gardens

The current Jeevanjee Gardens in Nairobi were called Victoria Gardens.

Look at a picture taken in 1910 of the gardens and compare with how they looks now.

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6. Moi avenue

Who knew Moi avenue, the once tree filled street could look the way it looks currently?

Here is a picture taken in 1900 vs how it looks now.

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7. Tom Mboya street

Another street is Tom Mboya. Compare the pictures below.

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8. Vasco Da Gama street mombasa

Compare pictures of Vaso Da Gama street in Mombasa.

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9. Printing press in kisumu

The very first printing press in Kisumu too has undergone evolution as seen in these pictures

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10. Namanga town

Look at Namanga town. Compare the pictures on of 1900 and how it looks currently.

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11. Mombasa Nairobi Highway

We all know the very busy Nairobi Mombasa highway. The highway has always been useful for communication ever since colonial period.

Look at the pictures and compare.

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12. Mombasa entrance

The Ivory stands at the entrance of Mombasa from Nairobi were still in existence for quite some time.

Compare pictures below.

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13. Scania bus

How comfortable and spacious a scania bus is; from it's production, it has also undergone lots of changes and developments.

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14. Toyota corolla

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15. Train

Look at these pictures of the first train in Kenya and compare them with the SGR train. You surely can agree there has been lots of changes.

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16. Police uniforms

The police uniforms have also undergone lots of changes from wearing shorts, the color and text to how currently they are.

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17. Women at worship centers

The dressing code at shopping centers has also changed.

The picture below shows comparison for 1962 and 2016

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18. Other pics

Below are other picture taken at those days.

Meru worriors in 1900

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Indian soldiers around 1920

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Uhuru park in 1970s

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Kenyan driving license around 1900

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Kenyatta, kibaki and Tom Mboya celebrating KANU win in 1963

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Drinking spree in kisumu

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Hilton hotel during it's construction

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