Sue & Richard update 28th October

Posted by on Oct 28, 2017 in News, Stannard | No Comments

Greetings once again from Kenya. This is the usual (for this trip) mix of news about Millicent, politics, and what we’ve been doing. Millicent first. She had a good flight to India and is being well looked after at the hospital. She has undergone thorough tests as a day-patient, and she let us know today […]

Sue & Richard update 24th October 2017

Posted by on Oct 24, 2017 in News, Stannard | No Comments

These are strange times here in Kenya. The weather is odd for a start: the locals are saying it’s quite unpredictable these days. Not as hot as it has been on previous visits, though still shirtsleeves weather – but plenty of thunderstorms and rain. Heavy rain here also means that the previously dusty ground rapidly […]

Sue & Richard update 18th October 2017: Kware, Millicent, Magina, Elections….

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in News, Stannard | No Comments

We made it back to Kenya! Despite some misgivings about coming here during a time of political uncertainty (more of that later), we have seen very little sign of any trouble in the places we have been so far. After good flights (from Southampton – so much easier than London!) followed by long queues to […]

Elections in Kenya 2017: September update

Posted by on Sep 17, 2017 in News, Stannard | No Comments

This is a brief update on the political situation in Kenya. It is not a detailed analysis of what is happening in the country, but rather an outline to enable Pamoja supporters to pray. We do not get involved in party politics, but we pray for the election of politicians who are not corrupt, and […]

Sue, Richard & Toby – Home again!

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in News, Stannard | No Comments

Ten days after arriving back home I’ve finally got a few minutes to complete our Autumn 2016 Kenya blog. We’ve been enjoying little luxuries like drinking water from the tap and having hot showers, but have also been busy reporting back on our visit to Pamoja Trustees, checking and passing on the annual reports and […]

Some pictures at last!

Posted by on Nov 24, 2016 in News, Stannard | No Comments

So after many words, here are some pictures.  I thought – what pictures would you like to see?  Building toilets?  New storage units?  Solar panels being installed?  Or, even more exciting – putting in a new drain?  I’m sure all those things are appreciated by the people at Magina, but they pictures can wait!  Instead, […]

Sue, Toby & Richard update 19th November

Posted by on Nov 19, 2016 in News, Stannard | No Comments

Our final few days in Magina have certainly had their highs and lows. One high was the party that the Care Centre people organised for us on Thursday evening; the lowest point was the discovery of an infestation of bedbugs on Monday! On Sunday we were at Millicent and Eric’s Church again with the now […]

Useful Kenyan phrases and their English interpretations

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in News, Stannard | No Comments

This is not a phrase book for Kiswahili or Luo, but rather a guide to English phrases that our Kenyan friends use that may be easily misinterpreted. It is a good road. There may be some tarmac, but it will also have potholes/crazy traffic and will probably mainly be a dirt track, possibly even deteriorating […]

Sue, Richard & Toby update 12th November 2016

Posted by on Nov 12, 2016 in News, Stannard | No Comments

Sue, Richard & Toby update 12th November Greetings once again from sunny Kenya! The temperature has been in the 30s most of this week, hitting a high of 37 one day. We understand that it’s not quite as warm as that back home! Don’t get too jealous, though: the relentless heat during the day means […]

Sue, Richard and Toby update 5th November 2016

Posted by on Nov 5, 2016 in News, Stannard | No Comments

It may be 5th November, but there are no fireworks here tonight! We’ve had a few spectacular natural shows in the sky in the form of electric storms over the past few nights, but very little rain. The 30 minutes we had on Tuesday helped briefly, but much more is needed, however inconvenient it might […]