Tarime and the Masai
I’m in Nairobi have 5 min of net time so this will be brief! Firstly we’re all safe and sound. Peter has started operating in the hospital, and has given Sarah and Michael a go who are loving it! Georgie has been spreading information and education among local schools. Leanne now has African-style braided hair, which looks awesome. Sarah, Michael and I saw a knife fight in the streets of Tarime and shortly thereafter were stopped by a semi-scary immigrations guy in plain clothes who demanded passports…..
Check out the news of what’s happening in Kenya – the election is coming up and it’s getting messy. Front page news every day, and some of us got caught up in some of it a few days ago but more about that later.
Simon Wearne and I are in Nairobi now trying to buy a truck – bloody difficult and everything here is more complicated and slower and takes more time than i could ever have imagined. Will keep you posted on how it all goes…. We’re here with ACRA leader Mchuma, as well as Pete and Didi’s loyal friend Mr Omari, without whom this Nairobi advenutre would be even harder. We’re heading back to join the others in Tarime tomorrow, hopefully with Simon driving us back in our new truck (along the worst highway in the world, dirt for most of the way and full of potholes) but let’s not count our chickens before they hatch, we may have to take the bus….
Harry, Sally, Didi, Leanne and Ange had an unpleasant experience in the hospital a few days ago when a woman who had been in labour finally delivered her baby and they were unable to resuscitate it….. harsh reality and tragic when the baby could have been saved with a caesarian had we known about it earlier.
Will write more when i can