Words from Kenya

A Day in Northern Kenya

It is early evening, there is a chorus of frog sounds coming from the nearby marsh and goats and sheep bleat in the surrounding homesteads as they sort themselves out for the night. The sky is still slightly lighter in the west and the hills that form the beginning of the Laikipia Plateau are silhouetted against it. To the east the sky is already full of sharp stars in the clear unpolluted air. My brother-in-law is trying to choose a sheep from amongst my husband’s herd. He is very particular, he wants a fat one. This means a big healthy sheep but it seems to mean something else as well that I don’t quite understand, even after 8 years of this kind of thing. A little over a week ago my ... Continue Reading