I am still in Kakamega, Kenya. I would add an entry or two more to the
blog but want for some photos; I gave my camera to a teacher/farmer
in Tanzania and must rely on others to give me their pictures. David
is coming over on the 21st and perhaps I can put a few more on the
blog before we leave here.
Yesterday saw 70 girls off to boarding school with scholarships,
mostly from Canadian donors. I have no more to contribute here but I
am staying on till about the 25th. Yesterday I went in over crowded mini-vans to a small town, Busia, with Joel, the day watchman, and his daughter, Eglay, to get her fitted for leg braces and crutches. She had been able to walk
until a traditional healer manipulated a growth on her back. Joel
opted for this treatment, possibly because of a lack of money. I think
someone is paying for a boarding school for Eglay where she receives
assistance with her disability – she is perfectly able ‘cept she can’t
walk. I covered the crutches etc.; the working poor.
The opportunity to go for the day with Joel is the sort I value
here but I’m soon to become a wanderer, traveler, tourist and I’m
nervous of this. We’ll see how I fare.
I went for a walk in the forest here one late afternoon and I saw some
Colobus monkeys. Big, black and white. I tried again on a longer walk
on Sunday last but no further sightings.
So, as I am moving into full tourist status I’d favour seeing an
elephant. I’d like to think I might go up Mt. Elgon. I’d like to try
my hand at French in Rwanda.
Here’s to your fast approaching Spring,