Kisumu is a port city in western Kenya at the shores of Lake Victoria. It is the third largest city in Kenya, the principal city of western Kenya, formerly the capital of Nyanza Province and the headquarters of Kisumu County.

It is the largest city in the former Nyanza Province and was the second most important city after Kampala in the greater Lake Victoria basin.In 2001, it was recognized by the United Nations as a key city and for that reason was award the title of ‘Millenium City’ – the first of its kind in the world!