#600 — More on Covid-19 in Kenya

Ventilator developed by 16 Kenyatta University students from the engineering, nursing, medicine and pharmacy schools. All parts were sourced within Kenya and can be constructed at a cost of $5,000. They are patenting the machine. It needs to be thoroughly tested and certified by the government before 50 ventilators per week will be constructed. ***** Current count in Kenya as READ MORE

#599 — The Red Balloon

Watching movies together on my laptop. From left, Rembo (4), Griffin (12), Brian (6), me (ancient), Trinah (6), and Faith(7). My posting last week on the book, Totto-chan, was well received. I thought that I might give additional suggestions for possibilities of children and adults during this time of home isolation. When I grew up in Clayton, Missouri, the school READ MORE

#597 — Totto-chan: The Girl at the Window

I guess I don’t always have to write about Kenya or Africa, so today is an American/Japanese story. In 1985 I moved to Nyack, New York, and attended Rockland Friends Meeting. As soon as I moved my membership from Pittsburgh Meeting to Rockland Meeting, I was appointed to the Ministry and Worship Committee. At that time I was 41 years READ MORE

#596 — Update on Covid-19 in Kenya

Police officers control traffic at a roadblock at Lukenya area in Athi River following President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directive that people should not travel in or out of Nairobi metropolitan area. [Peterson Githaiga, Standard] Current count in Kenya as of Thursday, April 9: 184 confirmed cases, 7 deaths, and 12 recovered. This is an increase in the last week of 74 READ MORE