Impressions from Kenya’s Sikh Youth Camp


This year’s Sikh Youth Camp in Kenya was held this August at the historic Gurudwara Makindu Sahib, which is located about 160 miles from the capital city of Nairobi. The camp, a purely Kenyan Sikh initiative and effort, was organised by iSikh (formerly known as Sikh Students Federation, Kenya). Besides the visit of a lecturer from the UK (Dr.D), the rest of the lectures were delivered by Kenyan Sikh youth. Below is a sample of the impressons from the highly successful camp.




  1. Mr Singh said,

    September 13, 2006 at 6:21 pm


    Thank you for posting these pictures of Guru Sahib’s beloved sikhs veerji.

    Made my day.

    I remember visiting Makindu Sahib Gurudwara a couple of years ago when we came to kenya. Hopefully next summer Guru sahib will give me a chance again.


  2. September 16, 2006 at 9:30 pm

    Thanks for the post paji. Must have been a really spiritually awakening week at Makindu Sahib.

    Gur Fateh!

  3. Gurkiran Kaur Flora said,

    September 18, 2006 at 4:47 am

    Waheguru Ji ka Khalsa
    Waheguru Ji Ki fateh

    It is the most beautiful feeling to see camps like this being held! Im from Kenya, living in Australia now, and I distinclty remember the last smagam I went to At Makindu Sahib in 1999. there was a Childrens parade that I was part of and there was lots of sangat. absolutely beautiful. The photos you have posted up here have brought back many lovely memories and it was great to see some people in there that I know! The Kirtan in the gardens looks so lovely. God willing I will return someday and stay a while at Makindu Sahib. these camps are a wonderful opportunity for children to learna bout Sikhi Spirituality and it brings me great joy to see these camps happening everywhere. Keep it up!

    Waheguru ji Ka Khalsa
    Waheguru ji ki Fateh

  4. lakhvir said,

    September 18, 2006 at 1:38 pm

    Dear Gurkiran Kaur Ji,

    WaheguruJi Ka Khalsa. WaheguruJi Ki Fateh.

    I remember you!!! You used to stay in South C, right? You know the house your family used to stay in? The family living there now are my in-laws! I know your dad, remember I once came to your place to work on the Sikh Sandesh magazine? Small world, hana? Hope you are all lkeeping well in Australia.

    WaheguruJi Ka Khalsa. WaheguruJi Ki Fateh.

  5. Harkirat Kaur said,

    September 18, 2006 at 3:31 pm

    Gur Fateh Ji..

    Tnx a million Paji…we really missed you there..honest..

    Dhan Guru Naanak

    Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh

  6. Jasdeep Singh said,

    December 11, 2006 at 6:13 am

    wjkk wjkf,

    it’s awesome to see the pictures of the kenyan youth in sikhi..
    i came to kenya about three summers ago and had the opportunity to visit makindu gurdwara…i had a nice time there..very peaceful….although i didn’t see any youth around…i even asked the granthi singh ji there at that time..if whether they use the grounds for camps and stuff..and he didnt really know

  7. surinder said,

    December 26, 2006 at 10:59 am

    to see all the photos we are very much proud to be sikh are showing their strength in every field life as well as every where in the world

  8. Pritpal Singh said,

    June 29, 2007 at 6:41 pm

    are you organising a camp this year, if yes please let me have details

    many thanks


  9. Mandeep Singh said,

    July 1, 2007 at 3:21 pm

    hey guys, only know (being from UK) am I realising how much sangat there is around the world. Getting married soon and my mum in law is from kenya and has requested i get hold of a few pictures of Makindu Gurudwara, anyone where i can find some? from outside and inside?

  10. H Singh said,

    July 3, 2007 at 8:13 am


    Congratulations on getting engaged and soon on your wedding. I was born in Kenya, but moved to UK a while back. I will be happy to share the pictures I have of Makindu Gurudwara with you.

    If you have some time, take your mom in law to the smagam that is taking place in Kericho on 13 – 15 July 2007, or let your family in Kenya know about it.

    Take care and good luck.

  11. SKaur said,

    August 20, 2007 at 6:44 pm

    I just saw the lovely pictures of the samagam..actually ive been trying to get hold of the telephone number of the Makindu Gurdawara, can anyone help me? tried my local Gurdawara and internet no luck! Thanks.

  12. lakhvir said,

    August 21, 2007 at 11:47 am

    Makndu Sahib’s mobile number is 254 722 759 440

  13. SKaur said,

    August 21, 2007 at 12:34 pm

    Thank you very very much Paji…God Bless you.

  14. November 5, 2007 at 2:39 pm

    I am intersted to join the youth camps, plz give me the guide line

  15. January 29, 2008 at 5:31 am

    […] is another blog, written by a Sikh-Kenyan with some beautiful pictures of a Sikh camp held there a few years […]

  16. January 29, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    Vaheguru ji ka khalsa
    Vaheguru ji ki fateh!

    How is the current violence in Kenya affecting the Sangat there?

    This camp is from 1 1/2 years ago. Is it still there physically?

    Please be in contact with us around the world. Feel free to contact me at I would be happy to publish any news on our blog, The Road To Khalistan,

  17. Virendra Singh said,

    February 3, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    I was in Kenya last year for 3 months during the elections and
    watching the Kenyan News closely. I am worried about the well being of the community there ?
    Please tell if everyone of us is safe ?

  18. lakhvir said,

    February 5, 2008 at 7:59 am

    the sikh community here is doing well, though there are collective concerns on the repercussions following the elections aftermath – the economy is at a virtual standstill and there is too much uncertainty whether things will improve anytime soon. to keep updated on the kenya situation as far as the sikhs are concerned, we have log on to our new blog

  19. simran singh said,

    January 24, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    thanx alot 4 sharing makindu shaib’s pic. i use to live there so i miss that place very much. kirtan pics inda garden r very nice!

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