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Driving tour of Kitengela

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I found a video of driving in Kitengela. The video starts a bit slowly as it begins on the outskirts of town, but gets much more interesting after the first minute. It shows places I used to go to all the time, like Eastmatt – and after 3:00 (and once the truck moves that is […]

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Driving in Kajiado Province

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Video: Travelling through the region of Kenya where I lived, to a Swahili music soundtrack. This video is of driving from Nairobi towards the Kajiado province, in which Kitengela lies. It begins on the Nairobi to Mombasa highway, then takes a turning off south towards Athi River. This road is very similar to the ones […]

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Jamhuri Day in Mombasa

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Today is Jamhuri Day, Independence day in Kenya.  All the shops are closed, apart from the large supermarkets.  Yesterday I walked to Fort Jesus and sat on the harbour wall looking out to sea.  There are old, rusting canons strewn about everywhere around the Fort, even some laying on the small, rocky beach.  And lots […]

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Korrompoi and Nairobi

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All my bank problems have finally been resolved, and I am so happy!  For a week I have had no access to any money… but now I have a new pin and my card is actually working in an ATM here in Kitengela!  The good old Kenya Central Bank (KCB) has given me cash…! Now […]

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Western Kenya & Uganda: Kericho, Kakamega & Jinja

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Today I have returned to Kitengela. Sophie and I have been travelling for the past six days, we have seen and done so much, both been ill, crossed a border and got a new stamp in our passports, and are now very tired after the adventure. On Friday 6th we travelled from Kitengela to Kericho, […]

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Kitengela Diary

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Last Sunday two things happened: there was a nationwide power cut across Kenya, and the rains finally arrived in (and flooded) Kitengela.  The internet has been down since last Saturday so I am really excited that today I can blog again!  It’s 4.25pm and I have just got back from school. Last weekend was quite […]

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Kenya Journal 21-10-09

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So I have arrived in Kenya, and met my lovely host family.  I’m living in Kitengela, a small, rapidly growing town about 30km (19 miles) south of Nairobi. Today was my first day at school. It was overwhelming meeting the kids as they all attached themselves to me and took me off to classrooms 1-4 […]