In December 2000, scientists in the Kenya Palaeontology Expedition announced their discovery of 6 million-year-old fossilised remains of early human ancestors. Orrorin tugenensis walked on two legs and was about the size of an adult female chimp. At six million years old, there is a chance that O. tugenensis lived around the time that the ancestors of humans split from the ancestors of apes – this creature may well be one of the missing links between man and great ape.
On 4 February 2007, aged 20 years 147 days, Dubliner Eoin Morgan (b. 10 September 1986) scored 115 for Ireland against Canada in the ICC World Cricket League at Jaffery Sports Club Ground, Nairobi, Kenya. On 2 March 2010, Morgan recorded an unbeaten 110 for England against Bangladesh in Mirpur, Bangladesh.
The greatest number of species spotted in a 24 hour period is 342 by Terry Stevenson (Kenya), John Fanshawe (Kenya) and Andy Roberts (Kenya) on day two of the Birdwatch Kenya 86 event held on 29–30 Nov 1986
The world’s oldest person to begin primary school was aged 84. Kimani Ng’ang’a Maruge (Kenya) enrolled into Standard One at Kapkenduiyo Primary School, Eldoret, Kenya, on 12 January 2004. He even wore the school uniform and hoped to reach Standard Eight. On 6 April 2004 it was reported that Ng’ang’a passed his first end-of-term exams with straight A’s in English, Kiswahili and math, making him among the top five students in the class. The headmistress, Mrs Jane Obinchu (Kenya) made him a senior headboy as Continue reading →