• Arson 17-4-2017

    17 April 2017 Arson on the hills Orange tongues frame the horizon Smoke lifts in the wind -Deja vu- We are veterans sound of quick shots In the lugga Three officers patrol the dust that used to be my lawn. A striped hyena calls from the hills In the dry pond at Kuti no frogs […]

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  • Emanuele 12-4-2017

    12 April 1983 A morning of 34 years ago: One day of heat and sun at Kuti Like today. …” I stood to look at him from the door. Off he went in the light of the early morning …His shadow was long on the grass and the sun on his back streaked his hair […]

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  • Phoenix 3-4-2017

    MAJI YA NYOKA The air was hot and still The path was silent To the ruins I walked alone. A step at the time grey carpet of ashes Impalpable lifting and resettling The chimneys stood tall blackened incongruous accusing fingers Pointed to the sky. I found my rock, sat on it And thought a long […]

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  • Arson 31-3-2017

    The Waters of the Snakes It is a sacred place like the beginning of a journey – a place to dream and pray. You hear the sound of water, do not quite see the waterfalls it stirs your urge to explore. I spent time there in silence. After much soul searching driven by inspiration Like […]

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  • Drought 12-3-2017

    Dear Friends, Kenya President HE Uhuru Kenyatta in February 2017 declared the devastating Drought in Kenya a National Disaster. We had already began distribution of relief food to our immediate neighbours at 3 stations. Prices of basic commodities such as Maize have on meantime escalated. We had to order one week ago 10 bags of […]

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  • Land of Hope 20-10-2016

    The Day the Ocean Reached the Savannah / Land of Hope update Dear Friends It was a festive day when Patrick Apetet – irrepressible grin of satisfaction splitting his face – arrived with a hired car, an electrician, a technician, and the largest TV screen on the market, – complete with DVD player, and the […]

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  • Laikipia Highlands Games 18-10-2016

    Dear Friends After a full moon night The morning began with a wind that gave wings to the hundreds flags.     First to arrive our proud builders team – they had spent weeks perfecting the arena: with a lilth in their step, moving in synchrony   – last touches, a post, a rope, a […]

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  • Laikipia Highlands Games 25-8-2016

    Up go the Flag Poles Up go the flag poles On the verdant fields Roll roll the marker on the runners track Staff eager smiling working Long hours Once again they will be proud hosts.My field office is set To encourage the team. Next to the old olive I sit once again- Saved from the […]

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  • Ivory burning 01-5-2016

    Dear Friends, I went  back today  to the Ivory site to bring food and hot tea to the crew left to finish the job and clear the mess: As expected – hardly anyone there the day after-  passed yesterday’ glamour- red carpet, music  and speeches. Puddles, mud blackened shapes disintegrating in the rain. I thought […]

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  • Land of Hope 15-4-2016

    And so for the Smallest Kids Computers at Land of Hope .. Dear Friends, The beneficiaries of our Land of Hope community project kids may live in mud huts, may miss the basics facilities most take for granted, running water, electricity, regular meals and clean stimulating surroundings, but for sure they have spunk, resilience, great […]

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