The recent drought in Kenya and how
humans find solutions - I learnt something amazing at “light
The Mihogo and Sweet potato was from
Why not from Diani?
The recent drought has caused many
How does the vendor get daily fresh
He just finished talking on mobile to
his friend in Kampala - the guy had just dispatched a sackful
from Kampala by overnight bus... he will collect it from the bus
station early in the morning by tuk-tuk!
No big deal!
How does he pay him? Simple - by Mpesa
Apparently the phone transfer works
cross border and even manages exchange rate conversions between
Has he been to Uganda ?
Yes ...many times. Hops on the bus and
visits his friend who supplies him the Mogo and Sweet Potato !
It also rains a lot in UG unlike Kenya
and food is abundant were his casual observations... the Kenyan
ID is good enough no need for passports!
By the way the Potatoes were from
neighbouring Tanzania - similar arrangements.
Amazing world and an eye opener on how
the East African countries are getting closer.
Lighthouse when it rains is always an