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The History Behind Donholm and the Man who Named it

Watu wa doni, do you know how your place used to be? No! Relax, I'll show you how it came through and the passionate guy behind the name.

It was a 4600 acre farm around 1930 which occupied the land from the city stadium all the way to where the current Donholm estate his.

It was the first place in Kenya to host a cattle dip that was built as a part of the battle against East coast fever. Also it was the place where the first Ayrshire cows were bred.

It was named after Glasgow's donholm estate in Scotland where it's owner James Kerr Watson hailed from.

Watson is said to have been one of the few architects who had passion to build roads and houses to make Nairobi a unique city. He built the Murram road that would become Jogoo road to link his farm to the city.

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