Salgaa Town Guide
Salgaa Town Geography
Located on the Nakuru-Eldoret highway, about 27 kilometres from Nakuru Town, Salgaa sprouted around 1994 with only two kiosks.
The town derives its name from Kipsigis words Sal, which means praise, and Gaa referring to home. So Salgaa in Kalenjin means praising one’s home.
Economic Activities in Salgaa Town
Salgaa is a 24-hour economy township. The main economic activities in the area are maize in Kenya and wheat in Kenya, livestock Farming in Kenya and flower farming. But it is the activities in the area that have made the demand for housing in the town and its environs to sky-rocket.
In spite of Salgaa’s economic endowment, there is not even a single bank in the town, although residents and visitors are well served by banking agencies like Co-op Kwa Jirani, KCB Mtaani, Equity agents and M-Pesa charges-tariff.
Things that make Salgaa ‘famous’
Salgaa town is definitely a name that is not only common but also prominent may be for the not so good reasons.
The small town is just some 30 kilometers from Nakuru town on the busy Nakuru- Eldoret highway, and is known among Kenyans for all the bad things.
Here are the three things that make Salgaa town rather ‘famous’ or let’s say, infamous.
Salgaa town is the melting point of alcoholism in Nakuru County because of it being a stopover for long distance truck drivers plying the Nairobi-Uganda route. Many truck drivers stop at this point to re-energize and refresh before proceeding with their long journeys.
2. Black spot
The famous Salgaa black spot has claimed many lives on the busy road, and this has made Salgaa a household name among Kenyans.
Salgaa can be referred to as the hub of commercial sex workers in Nakuru County, according to Sarah Nyamai, the Rongai constituency National Aids Control Council coordinator.
Accommodation and Hotels in Salgaa
- Seasons Hotel & Lodge
- Sunbird Lodge
- Accacia Guest Lodge
- Cheers Guest House
- Samburu Guest House
- Maralal – Ngari Hill Guesthouse
- Maralal Safari Lodge
- Nkurmaut Igloos Resort
Education Institutions in Salgaa Kenya
The town is surrounded by good schools such as Rongai Boys High School, Vanessa Girls High School and Kirobon Girls High.
Another notable institution is Nakuru Teachers Training College.
How To Get Salgaa Town
The area has a relatively good transport network and is served by matatus and boda bodas.The 12-kilometre stretch between Kibunja trading centre and Salgaa is synonymous with fatal road accidents.
Due to the nature of activities in salgaa town, it has attracted negative publicity in equal measure — prostitution and high HIV/Aids prevalence.
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