The Nubians are one of the oldest communities in the country having entered Kenya as early as 1884. They were brought by the British from the Sudan to secure the British imperial colonial rule in Kenya from being taken away by the Germans.They settled into El-dama Ravine, Kibra,Machakos, Kibigori,
Mombasa, Kibos, Isiolo, Mumias, Bungoma, Meru and Oyugis and Kisii after service as soldiers to the British colonial government but to date are still a community with no clear direction, identification, recognition and integration within the current Kenyan government and society at large. This marginalized community has been underdeveloped with lack of exposure and access to skills, resources and opportunities.
The Nubians’ economic, social and cultural heritage has disappeared and the once proud and respectable community is vast becoming an endangered minority in Kenya. The Nubians were a once proud community who owned and ran businesses within Kibra.