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Kisii is the capital of Kisii County and serves as the major commercial and urban center in the Gusii Highlands and the southern Nyanza with a booming population of 400,000 people according to the 2012 population census. Originally, it was the Headquarters of the old and larger Kisii district prior to the splitting of Nyamira district in the north and Gucha district in the southbut with the new Kenya constitution in August 27th, 2010, Gucha district was absorbed back into Kisii distict and Nyamira district changed into Nyamira County.
Attractions in and around Kisii
Soapstone Carvings by the Kisii People- These are artifacts handcrafted by the Kisii people out of the soapstone from Tabaka hills. The soapstone is soft and easy to use for crafting trays and plates, decorative sculptures, bowls and pots among other artifacts. These carvings are spreading across the world but handcrafted in Kisii.
Tabaka Hills- This is where the Soapstone is mined from in western Kenya. The soapstone extracted from it is metamorphic and contains mineral talc. This is the source of income to the local craftsmen or artists of Kisii when they sell their artifacts to the Malls, Galleries and Markets across Kenya and the world.
Kisii Golf Course - The Kisii Sports Club started in 1914 and it has a nine-hole course, with its fairways and greens covered in local grass covering an area of 5,703 yards for men and 4,847 yards for women with a par of 70 for the men and women.
Maasai Mara National Reserve
Maasai Mara reserve is a large game reserve in Narok County in Kenya, adjoining the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. It is named in honor of the Maasai people who ancestrally are the inhabitants of the area and their description of the area when looked at from afar: "Mara," which is Maa (Maasai language) for "spotted," a description for the gathering of trees, scrub, savanna, and cloud shadows that mark the area.
It was originally established in 1961 as a wildlife sanctuary and covered only 520 square kilometers (200 sq mi) of the current area, including the Mara Triangle. The area was extended to the east in 1961 to cover 1,821 km2 (703 sq mi) and converted to a game reserve. The Narok County Council (NCC) took over management of the reserve at this time. It is globally famous for its exceptional population of lions, leopards and cheetahs, and the yearly migration of zebra, Thomson’s gazelles, and wildebeest to and from the Serengeti every year from July to October, known as the great migration.
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