They are no trees to hug in Mathare. However, following in the footsteps of Wangari Maathai, the young people of Mathare will one day pass down trees of peace that stand for their right to security and protection from a state that terrorises its own citizens.
Of Heatwaves Blowing Through Nairobi’s Concrete Jungle
Nairobians are generally hopelessly inept at dealing with the vagaries of weather change. Optimum Nairobi weather can leave one feeling entitled.
Tribute To My Flamboyant Friends
Out in Kisumu, there was an avenue of flamboyant trees that lined the road that runs passes alongside the Hindu crematorium, the Muslim cemetery and a golf course on your way to the Kisumu airport. The mature umbrella shaped, bright flowering trees were a distinct feature of Kisumu as coconuts are to Mombasa. I learnt…