Saturday, January 02, 2010

Seen in Kenya

Cloud-covered Mt Kirinyaga seen from a maize farm









Which city please?










Boat from or going fishing...










In case you don't know your Alliance from your Baobob









Boarding the awesome Likoni ferry










Your attention is drawn to the miraa base...










mia











Mombasa seen from the air









Waiting to board fly540.com










Tea farm, Kericho. Farm workers' houses in mid-ground









Kericho town










Kapsoit Junior, Kericho.










Sun setting over Kopere hills










Road to Oneno-nam Primary school










Tangy mangoes in Songhor










Maize, sugar farm near Kopere hills










Sugar harvesting










Chemelil Sugar factory










Sugar fields. Kopere and Songhor hills in the back ground









Sugar on its way to Chemelil Sugar










Turning at Awasi. A much better road










Nyando river










Rice field in Ahero










Some of the lakeside eateries. A mbuta with kuon will set you back Ksh850









The former Lake Victoria now disappearing under hycanith










K-city









...more K-city










I hadn't realised Cittihopa operates outside Nai










Kondele










A K-city momento from PEV










Approach to K-city and Lake Victoria










One of the many large rock phenomena found in Western province. Missed the crying stones though.









... great use of the same by OMO









Another river. Whose name I've forgotten...










Kakamega










Sunday worship. Malava-style










Sugarcane transporter. The faster truck/lorry carrier is yet to be introduced.









The unslick road to Kakamega










Sugar growing in Webuye. Mt Elgon is in the background









Livonda winter resort...










The shut Panpaper needs to urgently re-open. It employs 35,000 directly and 80,000 indirectly in Webuye.








Turbo- on market day










Some river-whose name I've forgotten










Sirikiwa, the hometown of the noisy Ruto, only place a noticed had more grasshuts than mabati houses








Eld has grown fast since I was there some 7 years ago









Heavy traffic in Eld.










At least you can't miss the sign-post










Turning to m-o-1 university










Burnt Forest. Notice the charred remains of one of its tallest buildings.









Maize ready for harvest










The rolling valleys of Londiani










The bane of every driver. 1kph trailers










For some, PEV is still a reality. IDPs still waiting to be settled.










Mau Summit. Notice the obiqitous Safcom mass










Rolling plains of Molo










Sachngwan memorial









Uber-slick approach road to Nakuru town centre










The fast disappearing Lake Elementaita











...same lake from another view










Delamere farm with antelopes. While we are fighting over 2 acre holdings, this dude owns land stretching some 10km!









Early commuters on the slick Naivasha/Nakuru road









Beautifully green Mathira










Army training camp. Ngong hills in the background with the KenGen wind mills










Jumuia is a nice place to take kids for the day










Another new university










I like a CBD with trees















Ikotoilet is the latest scheme to fund public facilities. Fast-growing Tuskys in the background.




Kenyatta avenue on boxing day.










Ngong town. Note the "I am a memba" ad-board in the background










Edge of Ngong forest, Maasai teenagers in the mid-ground









Zebras at Solio Ranch










...and buffalos












The fast growing Naromoru has even attracted a sizeable Muslim population








Mt Kirinyaga covered in cloud, Kibaki's farm in the foreground









9 comments:

John Maina said...

great photos/views seems you guys really had a great time.

is that you getting the mjunior from that car-KABl

hizo barabara kwani they are incomplete the edge/middle lines are missing, now how does one workout your lane especially usiku

anyway welcome back kwa baridi with more snow on the way

coldtusker said...

Awesome... you did quite a bit of travelling!

MainaT said...

JM- yes we did. One of long-time plans was always to travel around Kenya. Thats not me in the car. The main thing about the roads is that the majority are very good. Its a blessing from what they were before.

CT-very enjoyable it was too.

bankelele said...

weclome - seems you had a fun holiday around the country. i'm also taking a few more pics and should have a flikr or picasa page up in 2010

brayogee said...

Happy New Year mzee. great pics. I've never understood Nairobians fascination with North Coast. South Coast beats it hands down, if you get beyond that ferry crossing! discovered a nice new place - Blue Marlin - past Alliance - both of them :-) You'd love it. Keep posting 2010. NSE itapepea :-)

MainaT said...

Bankele- thanks. Looking fwd to seeing the pics

Brayogee-I thought the only Blue Marlin was the Malindi. Do you what is happening re Alliance Jardine re ownership?

Maishinski said...

Wow.. Now thats how local tourism should be done. You missed North Eastern though.. heard from unreliable sources that there was a massive beach party at lake Turkana.

Happy new year!

brayogee said...

@MainaT - I am not sure of the Alliance ownership. Once closed for renovations. One of the two is reportedly owned by Baba Jimmy or something like that. Blue Marlin now definately in S. Coast. New spot. cheers bru

Ssembonge said...

Maina, you covered the breadth of the country. I must travel out of Nairobi more.