Tag Archives: Kenya

Trans Nzoia Settlers and Roses

The further we go up this road, the more the poverty. Martin is shocked that Kenyans still live like this – women and children collecting water in Mutumgi (jerrycans) beside cattle drinking the same water. Primary school children are playing … Continue reading

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Dealing with the Dragon

My stay in China, which began in August l991, coincided with a period of crisis in the foreign community in Beijing. Shortage of suitable office space and housing were forcing rents to escalate. Serious although this was it was the … Continue reading

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Puzzles

This evening after supper we went back to the photo of the Land Registration Map again to find the land registry numbers Orie had given us. My hand was over much of the map and the delineated area of Orie … Continue reading

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The quest starts

Today we are going to start the quest to find Kama Koia – the farm or the house built by my grandparents in 1926 of the same name, or just the site of the house since my Aunt Sue has … Continue reading

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Machakos – The quest starts

The quest today is to find the first home of Emilie May and Fred at Machakos, 46 miles south east of Nairobi armed with this diary entry of 8th March 1924: ‘After a cup of tea we started to our … Continue reading

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Maps of the Journey

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Day two – Nairobi

Today we managed two things: Fighting the traffic to research the minute books of the Kenya Hoticultural Society 1927 – 1938, thankfully contained in three slim volumes. My expectations are low, which is good because there are only two mentions … Continue reading

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