People are waiting eagerly for the rains. Last year they failed. In England we search the sky for a gap in the cloud cover which might permit the sun to break through for a spell and warm our faces. Here at this time of the year people scan the empty sky in search of rain … More Salt, light and dust
This is a country of contrasts. Turning off the ‘Nairobi super highway’ onto ordinary roads which may or may be tarmacked, you need to watch out for potholes lest they wreck your suspension. Minibuses known as matatu provide local transport. Passengers are packed in like sardines, often hanging out of the open door is the … More Contrasts
Today (20 October) is a public holiday in Kenya celebrating its independence. A few years ago it was renamed by the Government as Heroes Day or Mashujaa Day … More Public holiday
It was a huge privilege to visit the Namrata Shah Children’s Home this afternoon … More Visit to Namrata Shah Children’s Home
Jambo. Good morning Thika. Arriving in Calcutta many years ago, I remember breathing in lungfulls of stifling, hot, humid air and being confronted with an array of different smells that announced India. Arriving in Thika late last night it was the array of sounds rather than smells that told me ‘this is Africa’. Thika lies … More Arrival day!
I took my first anti-malaria pill this morning. In 48 hours I fly to Nairobi with a group from the Diocese of Exeter to visit our link Diocese of Thika in Kenya … More First blog post