Off to Kisii

I took a matatu, with Pr Samuel Atunga (my leader). We traveled for about 5 hours watching the rift valley come up, well really down. The edge is quite abrupt and you can see the mist/rain falling in the distance. The road side stands all line on the great view points, offering souvenirs and soda. Driving is a bit less willing to risk in all in passing - when a several hundred foot drop can penalize you. Trucks are good about cooperating with passers, but you can do only so much on curvy roads.

As we approached the bottom the vegetation got much more green and dense. Soon the view was of trees and not bushes, and we began to see farms and farm houses scattered about. One of the things I have noticed here in Kisii land is that the houses spread out like American farms. Houses are near their fiels, not huddled together, afraid of the dark.

Corn fields, tea fields, and lots and lots of bananas. I am assured by Samuel that bananas grown in Kisii are especially good for your health. Fruit stand are everywhere, pineapples, small plums, and great bags of oranges. Anyone who lives here has to eat fruit three times a day! at least.

Came to meet the district president, known as a bishop. He wasn't in the office so we talked a bit with those there, looked at their recording studio, and suggested that they put some of the church choir recordings on the web. They said they were interested, if I would help them. :) Turned out the president was at a court case where the church president was trying to erase a court order for his arrest - for failure to obey a previous court order. To me the excuses sounded pretty lame, but I'm not a lawyer, especially not in Kenya!

We had lunch with several of the pastors and then adjourned for the night. We were going to visit Pr Atunga's boyhood home, but then we realized that we needed to head back to Nairobi if we were to travel to Tanzania. So a bed and another matatu and low we were back in Nairobi.