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The current President is Uhuru Kenyatta. He was elected in 2007.
EVERYBODY that I have spoken to about the government here in Kenya, despises them. The people are so poor that it leads to much corruption and the people here are used to that way of life. They get very angry about it, but then say 'we can do nothing about it, it is just how it is'.
... them stand in a line in front of her) very strictly..saying that this was not good, and they should look after Dennis, not pick on him. They looked shamed and left the office with their tails between their legs. I wondered how long this would last and would have a word with them later too.
Afterwards some of the boys sneaked off and were very quiet for a very long time....I knew what they were up to and when I went downstairs I found them in the ...
Sorry about being behind on the blog guys...I don't know where the days are going!!! I will catch up soon! x
Wednesday 22nd January 2014
Today was a relaxed morning at the centre - it is Sister Robertina's rest day and I get the impression the boys run amok a bit more when she is not around! On my arrival, I discovered that 3 boys had gone missing - most probably back to the streets. Rashid, Idi ...
... the centre..they must pay their own to show motivation etc etc...none of this applied when I went and rescued 5 boys with Father Simon. The Sisters don't like to treat the boys too much, yet Simon and a previous volunteer went and bought a DVD player for them and snuck it in!!!!
Another funny story is that the previous 12 boys (who started school) got to know her so well that in the mornings they would purposely leave a cup, or spill some water on the ...
... type of vehicle. The matatus are everywhere here - and when I say everywhere that is what I mean. Hoards and hoards of them on the manic manic roads. There seems to be no rules when it comes to the roads here, and it seems that people go in which ever direction they please. You get thrown around in all directions!
The matatus are all the same vehicle, but each one has it's own 'style' shall we say. The first one we went in on ...