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

Posted in Kenya Blog: Kitale & KK | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Trans Nzoia Settlers and Roses

The Quest Continues

Martin is a brilliant driver with a great sense of humour. He drove today on roads that barely qualified for that descriptor and never lost patience although the day was long. We had bought snacks (biscuits, crisps, bananas, apples, fruit … Continue reading

Posted in Kenya Blog: Kitale & KK | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on The Quest Continues

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

Posted in Kenya Blog: Kitale & KK | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Puzzles

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

Posted in Kenya Blog: Kitale & KK | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on The quest starts

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

Posted in Kenya Blog: Kitale & KK | Tagged , | Comments Off on Machakos – The quest starts

Maps of the Journey

Posted in Kenya Blog: Kitale & KK | Tagged | Comments Off on Maps of the Journey

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

Posted in Kenya Blog: Kitale & KK | Tagged , | 1 Comment