Category Archives: East African History

2011 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,400 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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Managing your money in Kenya during your gap year

Whilst in Kenya in September, I came across the “Mpesa” way of handling your money.   Piloted in Kenya and in use also in Uganda and Tanzania, the locals open up an Mpesa account and deposit money into it at any … Continue reading

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“The Flame Trees of Thicka” – background reading for understanding Kenya’s history

Having visited Kenya in September to visit the school nestled in the hills above Gilgil in the Rift Valley which was looking for volunteers to help the teachers with English, Maths, Sciences, Geography, R.E. and sports coaching,  I wanted to … Continue reading

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