Our Lord Egerton Castle Tour
From Eldoret to Nakuru, it was about a three hours intriguing drive that my friends, Sheila Serser, Cornelius Kiptum, Chelagat Imma, Chichy Mondet ,Chelagat Viola, Caro Cheby, Caro Cherono, Walter Murimi, Maina Ndegwa, Sharon, Donah Kadoto, Dorah, Liz Patel, Ras and I enjoyed. All the way to one of our best destinations was filled with the anxiety of arriving and viewing the magnificent building “Lord Egerton castle” build by Lord Maurice Egerton.” By about 7:00 am, we had arrived at Njoro town where we took a 12 kilometer drive to Lord Egerton Castle.
By 7:38 am, our skilled driver “Sonko” had made a stop at the Lord Egerton Castle entry which is about 100 meters from the castle itself. As usual, we had to pay the gate pass charges and proceed to this magnificent 52 room structure build by a suitor Lord Maurice Egerton to impress the princess, a target that made him go wild.
To be frank the structure did not live up to my expectation but considering that it was built in 1874, a time when structures of such kind could hardly be found then it deserves to be called a wonderful structure. The walk inside the 4-storey castle allowed us explore at our own pace and see the tools that Lord Maurice Egerton used to use that you will never see anywhere. What touched many of us was why Lord Maurice Egerton decided to invest so heavily in such house.
As narrated to us by this guy who keeps a close watch on Lord Egerton Castle, the structure was built absolutely on the grounds of love. Like many of us guys, Lord Maurice Egeton build the castle with nothing in mind but to impress the lady of his dreams-an Australian woman. Perhaps, this might be the only ancient structure in Kenya build on the grounds of love.
Outside the castle lies a beautiful field where weddings are normally held. This is where we spent most of our time having fun with my friends
I do not want to write much about Lord Egerton’s disappointments and lonely life because. For now, know that love screwed Lord Maurice Egerton until his humanly spirits were broken. Out of frustration, he started shooting down any woman setting foot on his 12 km radius land.
Lord Egerton died on January 30, 1958, thanks to his no-existence, as the pictures portray women can now walk freely in the Lord Egerton Castle. This is a must go place if you happen to travel to Nakuru town.
Thanks to the Traveling Family that made this journey possible. Special one to my best friend Sheila Serser.