- Published: Sunday, 02 March 2014 00:46
Since the 1890s Sikhs from India migrated to East Africa during the British Colonial Rule. Many of the Sikhs were employed in building the railway lines between Kenya & Uganda. From 1900-1950s Sikh community of Kenya, Uganda & Tanzania was one of largest outside of India, they established themselves, built gurdwaras & Khalsa schools for the Sikh families. Baba Puran Singh 'Kericho wale' migrated to Kenya in 1916 & did a lot of Sikhi parchaar in Kenya until he moved to the UK in 1974 & founded the Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha (soho road). A Large number of Sikh families left East Africa during the 1950s due to civil unrest from the end of British colonial rule.