Koru, Kenya

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Koru is a village in Kisumu County, Kenya, Africa (0.1833° S, 35.2667° E). It forms an electoral ward of Muhoroni Constituency and Muhoroni town council.[1] Koru is also a location in the Muhoroni division.[2] It is at an elevation of 1540m.

Transport[edit]

The village is served by a station on a lightly built branchline of the national railway system. In 2009, this branchline was upgraded.[3] Koru is located between the stations of Muhoroni and Fort Ternan.[4]

Paleontology[edit]

The first fossil remains, Proconsul, is a primate species. It was found in Koru in 1909 by a gold prospector.

Notable people[edit]

  • [Robert Ouko (politician)|Robert Ouko]], Kenyan foreign minister, was murdered near his home in Koru and his body was found at the nearby Got Alila hill.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Electoral Commission of Kenya: Registration centres by electoral area and constituency Archived 2007-06-28 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA): Kenya_AdminLevels_1-4 Archived 2011-05-21 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/InsidePage.php?id=1144019460&cid=464&
  4. ^ Rough Guide Map of Kenya

Coordinates: 00°11′00″S 35°16′00″E / 0.18333°S 35.26667°E / -0.18333; 35.26667