Tenwek Mission Hospital

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About us

1935: Colonial Kenyan government granted Mr. Hotchkiss 10 acres at the Tenwek site. Mr. Hotchkiss then turned the property over to World Gospel Mission. Robert Smith and his family moved to Tenwek and began work on the earliest buildings. Mrs. Catherine Smith began treating illnesses, delivering babies, and dispensing medicines from the new mission station. At the same time Robert Smith looked to the falls as a potential power source. He dreamed of installing a hydroelectric plant.