Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Post no. 101!

In addition to my blog being one year old this is my 101st post.Interesting coincidence huh?Anyway yesterdays riots werent as bad as I thought they would be but the protestors say they are saving the best for today.But on the other hand that will also mean that the cops and gsu will be better prepared for trouble.But there was a super traffic jam in the evening as some of the roads had been closed and this ripple effect is passed to other roads.I am sure many of you current and ex-nairobians have experienced this as the President's motorcade comes into town.
Also thanks for the shopping tips being posted in response to my last post.With the large amount of spices/food flavouring it makes me think that the food there tastes really bland.But it cant be as bad as British food when I was there some years back those ppl had the worst sausages I have ever tasted even smokies taste better then their best sausages.
Other then that getting hold of a ticket is hell right now.I wanted to leave with Emirates as they are the cheapest and give the best luggage allowance but to no avail no tickets but I luckily managed to get a ticket with KLM but the cost AIIIIIII!Only advantage is that there is one stopover as oppossed to me sleeping in like 3 airports.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Kenyan Shopping List

Now that I am on the verge of leaving Kenya like next week that is I am just looking at the usual things people want in Stato.
1.Tea bags
4.Unga for chaps
5.Unga for ugali

Cant really think of anything else, why dont you all remind me.Anyway I am thinking of going to tao today but there is a threat of street protests aboout the way the parliament is handling the constitution or should I say running battles as oppossed to protests.I guess the GSU will be happy to dust off their clubs for duty and get ready to toss some conc tear gas in the streets.Anyone who owns a shop near parliament should close it today.I think i will keep an eye on the news before making a move.

Monday, July 18, 2005

Racism and stuff

Before the slayings in Northern Kenya last week there was some trouble brewing between Kenyans and the American embassy.People were accusing them of being overly strict in the issuance of visas to wanainchi and looking for any trivial reason to do so.
Some chic said the way she had been frozen 3 times even though she had a steady job, cash and was just going to visit.Someone else said that they treat us like slaves; needless to say that one hit a raw nerve and they had to even write a puff piece in the press.
On the plus side some of the other consulars as a result became less strict but only for now.
Anyway my local blogging is almost at an end.I should be in Atlanta, Georgia around 1st August so you will have a 2 country blog.Any tips from any of you in the States now?