About three weeks ago, I got to spend almost an entire day in Naivasha with my lovely wife Gina and several friends. We were at a conservation area near Crescent Island, taking in beauty I hadn’t seen before.
It was a cold Friday morning, the 27th of August 2010. It’s a day that had been awaited with much anticipation and excitement. It had been named the rebirth of Kenya, and it felt like it. The only other time the country was so united in celebration was at independence. So Uhuru Park was definitely the place to be on Promulgation Day.
Flying presents one with an opportunity to see the world in a whole new perspective. In the few minutes before going above the clouds, I keep myself entertained trying to name the minuscule collection of buildings and highways. Then above the clouds, a new beauty awaits, with clouds of all shapes and sizes scattered across the horizon.
One of the things I love about photography is the ability to combine it with travel, which is another of my passions. So when I was told about the opportunity to travel to Nanyuki and shoot for Goshen Acquisition’s investment brief, I was super elated. Plus, there was the opportunity to put the Phantom 2 to work. I was like ‘Let’s do this!’
Despite many Kenyans ‘going digital’, farming still remains our major economic activity, employing and providing for the livelihoods of more people than any other industry in the country. For the last six months, I’ve had the privilege to get off the super highways and onto the unpaved roads leading to farms that produce what will be on your plate this evening. This was thanks to USAID through the Kenya Horticultural Competitiveness Project that is implemented by Fintrac.
Every January, many people look for a fresh start, which is a great thing to do.
One thing I’d like to suggest is signing up for Mizizi, a 10-week experience that connects you with God, sheds light on what He made you for, and starts you on a journey towards greatness with like-minded fearless influencers. One person whom I’ve seen transformed is Nzilani Anne-Muoki. Her’s is a story of discovery of purpose that has not only benefited her family, but hundreds in Kibera and Korogocho through Bawa, an fair trade organisation she runs with her husband.