from Kisumu with love


This past weekend I had work in Kisumu and ended up in the village to count my chicken and wash their feet. I am happy to report the chicken looked happy, healthy and now have clean feet after all the work I did.

The last one week has seen a crackdown on private taxis (public transport) requiring them to meet some basic safety and institutional standards which in effect has meant that there are few matatus on the roads. This combined with high fuel prices following a recent imposition of a 8% tax on fuel has seen fares in my village go up 50%. Where formerly we paid about 3.35 sh per kilometre, the transport authority approved a 5 sh per kilometre rate. I see a situation where we will go back to walking or using donkeys for long distance travel.

In other news, there was this young woman whom we shared with a seat this afternoon and she had very interesting stories. First she belongs to Legio Maria church and was dressed in the recommended church wear of yellow, from head to toe. But this is not the interesting part. She told me the spirit, do give her a screen of what others were saying about her, on demand. I was not in the mood to question her beliefs so I let a great opportunity pass and besides I was tired.

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About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

20 thoughts on “from Kisumu with love

  1. Great photos mak, lovely to get a glimpse into your world like that, and I like that you cleaned the chicken’s feet, I have no doubt they’ll think of you fondly from now on.

    – Esme cycling around the galaxy waving at mak and the chickens

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  2. john zande says:

    Does your chicken have a name?

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  3. renudepride says:

    My Kenyan brother, on behalf of your chickens, I thank you for your thoughtful gesture. As always, impressive photography. I simply am unable to visualize you as being too tired to discuss belief systems. Perhaps discuss is too mild a word! Love and naked hugs!

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  4. Tish Farrell says:

    I missed this at the time. Glad to find it now and to know your chickens have clean feet and see all the great photos.

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