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Kenyan Conversations 10

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3 comments on “Kenyan Conversations 10

  1. kyt
    August 6, 2010

    when is the deadline for conversation 10? i have not seen this.


  2. Kuria wanyoike
    August 7, 2010

    Beba! Beba! Tao commercial kumi! …that’s the tout shouting. The matatu is almost full, except for the two front seats behind the driver’s seat. The tout is seated on one and i can see the two women loaded with luggage, debating whether to board or not. A lady seated on the third seat shifts uncomfortably seeming to say “if the board, nashuka” I sympathise with the women and then i realise the tout is not even interested in them. Actually, the matatu is still moving somehow slow enough for a tout to jump out, and while the women decide to board and start to hurry towards the matatu, the tout shouts”beba! mama faster! faster!. Carrying the heavy bags from Gikomba market, the women increase their speed and the slowly moving matatu drives off speedly, as the tout is still calling the women faster faster. The matatu disappears as my women stop to wait for the next. This time, they might be lucky to find an empty old matatu for only then will they find transport to town.


  3. Lea
    August 8, 2010

    Kuria Wanyoike I like the flow in your story. Sure we need to let the concords know that if they overload we off load.Good work


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