Keeping clear of Hippos whilst Kayaking in Kenya’s Lake Victoria

“My son’s friends got attacked by a hippo when they were once out kayaking”, Nathalie says between paddle strokes. She has invited me to join her on a morning’s kayaking trip on Lake Victoria whilst I’m visiting her in her Kenyan home. “The hippo came out of nowhere and overturned the boat”, Nathalie continues. Images … Continue reading Keeping clear of Hippos whilst Kayaking in Kenya’s Lake Victoria

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Changing Colour in Kenya

It can be pretty hot running around under the Kenyan sun. One day, straight after my daily jog around the streets of Nairobi, I had to hurry for a meeting with our Street Children Centre’s staff. I arrived flustered, but on time. The feeling of pride that I made it was soon squashed by their … Continue reading Changing Colour in Kenya

Why are you running around like that for?

About ten years ago, I lived and worked in a slum located in east Nairobi. One day, after a long period of inactivity, I decided to go for a run around our compound. Our enclosure was a tiny area overlooking the slums, a total circumference of less than 200 metres. Undeterred, I donned a pair … Continue reading Why are you running around like that for?