I mentioned grandpa on the very first l article I posted here. He was among the key people to inspire my interests in nature conservation.  He was once a park ranger but ended up tending to tree nurseries after retirement.   It was impossible to maintain a frown around him.  When we were very young,  he... Continue Reading →

She stretches her legs and by this time, the cameras are applauding her poses.  Like a Victoria's Secret model,  she graciously faces towards the sky,  shuts her eyes and then... Poops!  

SNAKES IN A PLATE!!!

She says letting the snake coil around her tiny wrist, up to her shoulder. Her father laughs, quickly snatches the snake away from the little girl and throws it back onto the pile. Their mother picks it up, cuts off the head of the snake and throws it into a sisal basket full of decapitated snakes.

FREE IN A ZOO VERSUS CAPTIVE IN THE WILD?

“Hail Jail!”Says Chuma in the book Across the Bridge by Mwangi Gicheru; my personal favorite. “The house for all…” he continues, “the only house where a government minister and a pickpocket dine together and discuss matters on equal terms.” He expresses his love for jail as it is the only place where equality is exercised... Continue Reading →

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