#411 The Large Five Shilling Coin: A Story– November 5, 2016

__________________________________________________ The Large Five Shilling Coin: A Story Report from Kenya #411 – November 5, 2016 Note to my African readers: Please forward this story to everyone you know who can read English.   Grace was at Nakumatt supermarket buying a few items for dinner. The total cost was 495/- so she gave the check-out clerk a 500/- note and READ MORE

#410 Resignation as Coordinator of the African Great Lakes Initiative– October 28, 2016

__________________________________________________ Resignation as Coordinator of the African Great Lakes Initiative Report from Kenya #410 – October 28, 2016    Gladys and I listening to internally displaced people outside of Goma, Congo, in 2010.   After eighteen and a half years as Coordinator of the African Great Lakes Initiative I am resigning effective Monday, October 31. I resigned because of disagreement READ MORE

#410 Resignation as Coordinator of the African Great Lakes Initiative– October 28, 2016

__________________________________________________ Resignation as Coordinator of the African Great Lakes Initiative Report from Kenya #410 – October 28, 2016   After eighteen and a half years as Coordinator of the African Great Lakes Initiative I am resigning effective Monday, October 31. I resigned because of disagreement with Friends Peace Teams on the response to fraud in one of AGLI’s program. Nonetheless READ MORE

#408 Mutual Aid– October 14, 2016

__________________________________________________ Mutual Aid Report from Kenya #408 – October 14, 2016 African Great Lakes Initiative of Friends Peace Teams   This is an example of a celebration. John Kidake and his wife had twins and these are the women from the wife’s family coming for a celebration to meet the new additions to the family and welcome them. Notice that READ MORE

#406 Analyst– September 30, 2016

_________________________________________ Analyst http://davidzarembka.com/rfk/2016/09/29/406-analyst-september-30-2016/ Report from Kenya #406 – September 30, 2016 African Great Lakes Initiative of Friends Peace Teams Shortly after Gladys and I moved from St Louis, MO to Lumakanda, Kenya I began writing my Reports from Kenya. This is now my 406th posting! At first I had few subscribers and posted only occasionally; that is, until January 2008 READ MORE

#404 Thriving in Two Cultures– September 16, 2016

__________________________________________________ Thriving in Two Cultures Report from Kenya #404 – September 16, 2016 African Great Lakes Initiative of Friends Peace Teams The stranger sees what he or she already knows. African Proverb (from Harold Miller)  In March 2007, Gladys Kamonya, my wife, and I moved from St Louis to Lumakanda, Kenya. We had been helping to take care of my READ MORE

#402 Kenyans and Wild Animals– September 2, 2016

__________________________________________________ Kenyans and Wild Animals Report from Kenya #402 – September 2, 2016 African Great Lakes Initiative of Friends Peace Teams   From left, Gloria, Griffin, Angela, Trina, and Brian looking at the sleeping lions.   Gladys and I were married in November 1999 in the Washington, DC area. Gladys’ father, David Okwemba, was unable to get a passport and READ MORE