Category Archives: Kenya

The Evening of the Second Day

It is getting late and the dusk is giving way to swift African night as we stop near an embankment on the side of the detour along the main road. We meet the presbytery catechist, who has been summoned by … Continue reading

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It is Still Day Two at Kajuki

It is hot, and I feel tired after our visit to the market place. But my morning is not yet over; there is so much they want to show me.  We pile back into the car and drive to another … Continue reading

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Vibrant Business Everywhere

Wed. 28th February 2018 at Kajuki During a healthy breakfast at the Eco Lodge, I enjoy chatting to the owner, a retired civil servant who had hospitality training in London. I mention the loud music of the previous afternoon, and … Continue reading

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The Best Chapatis I have Ever Tasted

It is Tuesday 27th February, 2018. Joseph picks me up in his taxi at 8am for the four and a half hour drive to Kajuki. Good roads all the way. It is very built up and scarcely recognisable through and … Continue reading

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Don’t Leave Kenya – Let Your Parents go Back to Europe and the US!

Every time I go to Kenya I make a point of touching base at Hillcrest Secondary School. It played an important part in the life of our family for over twenty-five years. On the first day of my recent holiday, … Continue reading

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Today We Are Lucky…

March 2018 It’s amazing what you can learn when you chat to strangers – especially drivers in Kenya. While on my way from Ukunda to Mombasa, the driver told me something which has stuck in my mind: “I wish they … Continue reading

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Challenging Days at the Office

My Kenyan holiday takes on a business-like tone a week after I arrive at the coast. On Monday it’s an early rise, and a smooth drive to Mombasa from Ukunda. We pass countless tuk-tuks precariously plying their trade on three … Continue reading

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