Machakos

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The IBEACo (Imperial British East Africa Company) made its capital at Mombasa and opened its first inland station at Machakos in 1889.

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Some of the Khoja families had been settled in Mombasa at least from the 1820 - see Musa Kanji, who made his way to Tabora in 1820 through Mombasa. Some of the families listed below in Machakos in 1930's would have moved there when the IBEACo opened its trading station.

References & Notes

  1. Aldrick, Judith. The Sultan's spymaster: Peera Dewjee of Zanzibar. Naivasha: Old Africa Books, 2015. Kindle Location 3900-3901.


Personal Histories of Machakos residents in Khojawiki (2024)

Satbai Meghji

Meghji Dosa

Nathu Nanji

Ramji Keshavji

Jamal Vasanji

Janmohamed Gulamhusein

Gulamhusein Ebrahim

Jenabai GULAMHUSEIN KARA

Madatalli Haji Manji

Ahmed Jina

Haji Manji

Hassanali Nathoo

Janmohamed Meghji

Fatmabai Hassanali Nathoo

Tarmohamed Mangalji

Bhanji Meghji

Jenabai Tarmohamed Mangalji

GULAMHUSEIN KARA

Husein Jamal Vasanji

Daulatkhanu Ismail Jamal

Fatma Nagji Virji

Gulnar Walji Alaudin

Walji Alaudin

Ismail Jamal

Husein Nanji Padamsi

Jenabai Dharamsi Shariff Khimji

Dharamsi Shariff Khimji

Dhalla Ismail Jamal