Just so stories

As of this writing the Nairobi governor, Sonko, has been impeached and the city will have to go to by election to have a new governor. What I am yet to understand is how a populist with little to no education nor experience in governance could have been elected to lead the most populous city in this nation.

This has been my most active year in sports. I managed 9500km on bike, 500km of runs and another 30km of hikes. I have managed to get a sports related injury, if you leave out the bike crashes.

This year long pandemic should just end.

About makagutu

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

38 thoughts on “Just so stories

  1. ladysighs says:

    Those elections happen to the best of cities/countries.

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  2. shelldigger says:

    “What I am yet to understand is how a populist with little to no education nor experience in governance could have been elected”

    Yeah, we have that problem here too… Looks like it may be over soon, but I cannot rest comfortably until Biden gets sworn in. I do like ladysighs idea! Figuratively or literally ๐Ÿ˜‰

    You make me feel lazy with all of that activity. My idea of excercise is walking the dogs. If that sounds silly, try walking a labradane and a pit bull, who insist on running, play fighting, and constantly at war over whatever stick of the day they drag up. Like 5 times a day. I often come in tired, sweaty, and nursing my bad back. I wish I was on a bike ride lol.

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    • makagutu says:

      I think walking dogs is considered exercise.

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    • basenjibrian says:

      My favorite dog walking story involved my three rather poorly trained dogs (my fault, of course). We were walking down a very steep hill when a deer bolted across the road in front of us. That was…interesting. How I did not drop the leash or get pulled so hard I fell I do not know to this day!


      • shelldigger says:

        Well, let’s talk dogs then ๐Ÿ™‚

        We had one show up on our porch couple years back. It didn’t go anywhere, so I fed it. Then we had a dog.

        My son gets a dog from the pound, they tell him they think it’s a Pit/Lab mix. Now it’s almost 8 mo. old and is big enough to put a saddle on. We think it’s a Labradane. And he ain’t done growing yet. Damn near jerked my arm out of socket several times now.

        Then one evening we had a white Pit Bull show up. I immediately had a caution light go off in my head (“warning! Pit Bull, Warning!)
        Turns out he is a great dog, some idiot obviously dropped him off out in the country and we got adopted by yet another dog.

        The Pit is a pretty good stay close to home dog. The other 2 require a leash as they tend to run. Anyway when the Pit and the Labradane decide to play, and they do every single time they are out, I get a work out. They have a ball, but it’s usually at my expense. And when the ground is wet, I go for a ride more than I really like. Ever been mud skating? ๐Ÿ˜‰

        They are all a PITA, right up till you see em all sleeping in a pile. Then you know it’s all worth it.

        You can’t let your attention lapse for a moment when walking them, I have leash burned hands, skint up britches, aches and pains, all associated from a dog hitting the end of the leash when I wasn’t ready for it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Tish Farrell says:

    You’ve covered a lot of territory this year, Mak. Hats off to you (I wear a lot of hats).

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  4. basenjibrian says:

    Amazing stats, Maka! You will be back on the bike again soon!

    I looked at my computer today and it appears I have ridden over 7,000 miles since June. An acquaintance rode every other day this year and had 300,000 feet of climbing!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I am hoping for more rain so I can be forced to take a break. My knees are demanding it!!!!


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