stories from the village


So I think my village physiotherapist did a better job on my many injuries following the accident than the physiotherapist who I paid loads in Nairobi did. In case you know anyone needing help with their joints following a fracture or a sprain, ask them to call me. I will get them help at less than 1/4 of the price they will pay anywhere.


My father thinks that my pace of 6.07min/km is slow and that he can run faster at his age. Consider me not amused ๐Ÿ™‚



If you thought 2020 was the worst year, then you have not heard of 536CE.

Have a great week, will ya.

About makagutu

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

25 thoughts on “stories from the village

  1. john zande says:

    How do you get the paw paws to grow so close to the ground?

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  2. basenjibrian says:

    536 sounds like a pip. Makes my current mild? depression about my gym being closed again seem petty.

    What is MORE depressing is the growing consensus that COVID is permanent-just like the common cold. And that those who had mild cases may just be setting themselves up for much more severe future cases. There is apparently very little acquired immunity and we are likely to have repeated outbreaks. I am not a homebody, and the thought of permanently being stuck at home is horrifying.

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    • makagutu says:

      Being stuck at home permanently would drive half of us crazy and the other half to suicide.
      If that’s the case with covid, we must hope that we can live with it as we do with common cold

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  3. nannus says:

    What accident? Looks like I missed something.

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  4. Tish Farrell says:

    Pole sana, Mak. Hope the sprains are indeed recovering. Your village shots gave me a ‘home-sickness’ sort of a pang, especially the pawpaw trees for some reason. And as for 536 CE, if we truly understood more history we might just possibly get a better grip on ourselves – as in honing some powers of discrimination; i.e. forgetting seeing all through the lens of this or that factionalist position, this in hopes of seeing through the manipulative world narratives that continually bombard us.

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    • makagutu says:

      Yes, Tish, the sprains are recovering though slower than I would like.
      I think the person who said those who read history are more likely to repeat its mistakes. It’s not ignorance that is our biggest problem, it is refusing to use the information that we have appropriately that I think is the problem.

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      • Tish Farrell says:

        I agree. Not applying what we know, perhaps often because it goes against prevailing group-think. But then I’ve also noticed recently a passionate determination to believe things that aren’t actually happening, or at least not in the way people believe they are.

        Sorry the injuries are being slow to mend. You could try a personal clinical trial on the very ancient (since Saxon times and possibly even as far back as the terrible 536 CE!) remedy of comfrey oil – gently rubbed on the sprains. I used to be able to buy it in Nairobi pharmacies: https://www.drugs.com/mtm/comfrey.html
        Cold pressed castor oil is an old remedy too, applied in fabric steeped packs (A bit messy). I bet the local traditional herbalists have something similar though.

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  5. But did your treatment involve animal or human sacrifice? Because that would make it more interesting.

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