An equatorial town, Kisumu is hot all year round with temperatures around 83F.
The city experiences two wet seasons: April-June and October-November.
In the olden days, the economy depended on the main port. Today Kisumu is the commercial center of a prosperous farm region; it also has a successful oil export industry.
Kisumu has a multi-ethnic population, with a majority of the inhabitants coming from the Luo tribe.
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