Learn the History of Chetambe’s Fort

Learn the History of Chetambe's Fort 1

For any tourist, a visit to the Chetambe Fort is a must because it is where the Bukusu and Tachoni watched the advancing colonialists. This was the site of the 1895 massacre, in which almost 500 people were killed by the British troops. Chetambe Ifile, a Tachoni warrior, built the fort on the hill from where he mobilised his troops to resist the colonial rule, The fort is built behind a protective 12-foot defensive ditch. Mr Nelson Kakai, a great-grandson of Ifile has preserved the fort, built behind a protective defensive ditch.

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