is shopping day and it's a half-hour drive into Kisumu from Maseno
where the hospital and jeep doctors are based. We shop at "Nakumat"
it's great advantage is that everything is under one roof and you
don't have to haggle or think that you are paying too much.We are
in to also pick up some medicines and generally fix the things that
you can't do otherwise, because of lack of time.
usual day is something like this
8.30 leave the clinic and drive the muddy tracks avoid sliding into
the muddy ditches and the Matatus (local buses)
9.30 start clinic with 50+ patients from Aids, to boils, to...
1.00 tea and butter sandwiches - sometimes you have to wait until
when you are finished...
4.00 back at the clinic shower (when there is any water in the tap)
4.30 a drink...or coffee, read.
10.00 bed time
not exciting if you look at that way but there are so many impressions,
sights, sounds, conversations and insights. It doesn't leave you
go with Lotta now when the roads and driving are worst. Usually
Monday and Thursday. Otherwise I write on the old Power Book I have
with me. Stuff about our travels and stuff about my childhood -
great place to think and just be.
I've been going up the local mountain just behind the clinic it's
probably 2000m with a school on top (there are people everywhere)
There I've made some panoramas with my Nikon that I'll convert to
qtvr later. There's a great view over Lake Victoria.
we miss the most is going out of a night. One there is nowhere to
go to when it's dark and two it's pretty unsafe. The dangers are
robbery or accident - the locals get robbed even in small villages
like Maseno, and the roads are definitely out of the question. In
a large buss accident a few weeks back 60 people died. The lorry
coming the other way didn't have its lights on (or was it the buss?)
Head on collision at 2 x 120 km per hour.
heard about the weather in Sweden. We hardly make any calls though,
because the two satellites serving Kenya are expensive. We get charged
at around 5 US Dollars per minute. When listening to the BBC we've
heard about Sierra Leone. "The British High Commission wishes to
corruption is pretty widespread. But there are other problems. When
I went to the local university they had 40 computers but no Internet
connection 'cause their modem was busted. " Maybe we'll get a new
one next week..."
Care - greetings from