Senior Chief Musa Nyandusi

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Senior Chief Musa Nyandusi

Snr. Chief Musa Nyandusi was chief from earlier 1934 to 1964 and was awarded two British medals for ‘service to the crown.”He served the colonial masters for 30 years.

Musa Nyandusi was the first Kisii to afford motor cars (Chevrolet Sedan and a Fordson) in 1943. He also owned numerous flour mills operated by water. These were called ‘chitinga chia musa.”

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His 5th wife Paulina Bosibori was a staunch Adventist, workaholic and disciplinarian. She traded in cereals and had two children: Snr Chief James Oirura who died in 2007 and former Minister and Member of Parliament for Nyaribari Chahe Mr. Simon Nyachae.

Senior Chief Musa Nyandusi was husband to 15 wives and sired over 100 children.  Snr Chief Musa Nyandusi is reported to have died of cancer in 1970 and his wife died in 2009 aged 94.

Senior Chief Musa’s son Simeon Nyachae went into business in 1954 by establishing Sansora Bakery at Nyanturago Market. This is what was transformed into Sansora Group which has interests in flour milling, real estate, banking, coffee and aviation.

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Geoffrey Kerosi is a prolific Kenyan writer based in Nairobi City. Email: Skype: gkerosi Whatsapp: +254713 639 776 YouTube: Kerosi TV

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