Kamba, Swahili, English
410 Partnership Since
Community Name & History
The word, ulu, means raised place. In the 18th century, a railway station was erected along the railway line in the area. The railway was moving products from the coastal region of Kenya to Nairobi and they felt this area was "raised" above the sea level area. Thus, the name Ulu was chosen. This area was originally occupied by white settlers and people from the Mukaa and Kilungu areas.
Life & Culture
Fertile lands and adequate rainfall provide opportunities for many community members in farming. The most popular crops are maize and beans. Community members are also involved in brick making, livestock and small businesses.