On my way to Lamu I met Jeff. I invited him for new years in Mombasa and he met my brother. Jeff has a brother. That brother has a wife. That wife has a sister. That sister married a man who grew up in Migwani, a village a 3 hours ride east of Nairobi. That man has a brother that we call “Wabbs”. Wabbs invited Jeff to Migwani. Jeff invited me to come with him. And that’s how random life is sometimes!
So I met Jeff this friday morning in Nairobi and we took a bus with Wabbs to Migwani. There we met his two sons and a lot of other family members at a really nice, calm and relaxing place. All the children were eating mangoes and had mango juice all over their faces, hands and clothes. It’s MANGO SEASON!!!
During the weekend we went down to the city centre, met “the sock man” met a lot of friendly people who were all related to Wabbs and Jeff somehow. We ate the local “nyama choma” or grilled meat, met a guy who looked like Nelson Mandela who was really happy. “Nelly!!” During the night, since there were no electrical lightsources in the village at night, we could see the stars really clearly, and a lot of them! We saw a shooting star who looked like a big fireball or a comet with a huge sparkling tail in many colors. AWESOME! So I made a big wish…
The brother to Wabbs started a project in the village. A school/center for hindered children. We went to visit them and they were so fun! We laughed a lot, sang, played and they really loved the blitz from my camera when I took pictures. They also had a good water collecting system, where they collected water from the roofs.
We visited a lot of relatives, including wobbs’s aunt who had a stroke and was in the hospital. We went there to see her two times, and both times there were more then ten people visiting her, sitting on the beds next to her, talking, taking care of her. That really impressed me, they really care about their relatives!
On sunday we were supposed to leave at 11 am, but since we met so many people on our way, had to talk to them and had to visit a lot of people, we didn’t leave before 3 pm. TIA, eh? Before we left we also visited the place were Wobbs is slowly by slowly building a small house. It was a really nice place with a beautiful view!
After watching Liverpool 1 – Chelsea 0 in Nairobi with Håvard, I left for Mombasa and watched the stars and “Karlsvogna” upside down (compared to how it looks like in Norway) as I fell asleep on the bus. Thank you for a nice weekend in Migwani, Wabbs and Jeff!