But the history and heritage of Eldoret can never be complete without the mention of the Rat Pit
bar which is next to the Standard Chartered Bank, the first financial institution started by the Boers as they settled in Uasin Gishu, Trans Nzoia and the North Rift in general.
Sometimes, we'd head down to the East River sewage dumps with tongs & burlap sacks to catch rats for Kit Burns, the owner of a rat pit
and a saloon where he kept his stuffed black & tan terrier, Jack (famous for having killed 200 rats in 6 minutes & 40 seconds) perched w / his teeth bared at the end of the bar.
He said: "I wouldn't want to be in the rat pit
that is Parliament."
DELIGHT Joe greets mum Kiffy last night; CONGRATULATIONS Fellow jungle celebs gather to cheer Joe; DETERMINED Joe endures jungle rat pit
trial; TASTY George gobbles down bush tucker
I can't imagine him melting Myleene's heart in the rat pit
One of the most infamous establishments in the whole of New York was The Sportsman Hall, commonly known as the Rat Pit
and owned by Irish mobster Kit Burns.
The Company announced the full review of the Forrest Belle and Boudie Rat pits
in April 20192.