Category Archives: Africa

What Will Be Tomorrow – Kilimanjaro

The 2020 Kili Initiative team left Kibo Hut at midnight. I wished them well on the final stage of the climb. The falling snow turned to sleet. My brother Ma’we said, “You should come, my brother.” “I know.” I had failed to summit in 2019. My right ankle was weak and my thin gloves guaranteed […]

Rongai Gate to Simba Hut 2019 – Kili Initiative

After a quick box lunch we set out for Simba Hut. I proceeded before the Kili Initiative Team. We were trekking through a rain forest. The team chattered without cessation and I preferred quiet. Not complete silence, because the trees were alive with life. Ma’we led the team. I drained the last of the Konyagi-Crest […]

Rongyai Gate 2019 – Kili Initiative

The next morning the snow gleamed atop Kilimanjaro. The Kili Intiative 2019 team packed non-essentials into bags for storage at the Marangu Hotel. My Kilimanjaro equipment lay on the bed. Ma’we ruthlessly eliminated my journal, SNOW OF KILIMANJARO, and any excess. “The less you carry the better for you and your porter.” He checked off […]

A Last Beer

Cast A Vote for Hope Wambui Ochieng

Please cast a vote for the young poetess Hope Wambui Ochieng from Kibera in the Little Ms Kenya Contest 2020 by going to this URL Asante