(Day 20) Day of Leisure in Nairobi – 19 April 2011
Distance for the day – 47 km Odometer – 7 155 km
Hours on the Bike – 02:00
Donations up to date for Adelaide Hospital – R 77 327.00
This Morning Richard and Rufus left with a friend of Gareth, Amid, to get Richard’s shock repaired and Rufus’ bike’s Top box repaired. Amid has an engineering works and offered to help us. Rufus had his first scare shortly after leaving the night stop, Jungle Junction. He followed Amid and Richard on his bike and heard a big bang after entering a roundabout. As he looked back in his mirror, he saw a his Top Box rolling behind him on the tarmac. He immediately realised what had happened, his box came off. It was just a fluke that no vehicle hit it. He was worried about the computer that was in the Top Box and was expecting the worst. Later the day he had a chance to switch it on and luckily, Acer passed the shockproof test.
They returned after lunch happy. Richard’s shock was good to go and the required welding work done on the bike of Rufus.
Back at Jungle Junction the foursome serviced their bikes and then went out to have dinner. Stelios woke this morning not feeling well. He took it easy the whole day and did a Malaria test on himself which proved to be negative. By the evening he felt better already after taking some medication.
Some interesting facts on Kenya are that Agriculture is the second largest contributor to Kenya’s gross domestic product (GDP), after the service sector. The principal cash crops are tea, horticultural produce, and coffee; horticultural produce and tea are the main growth sectors and the two most valuable of all of Kenya’s exports.
Kenya is the most industrially developed country in East Africa It has considerable land area of wildlife habitat, including the Masai Mara, where Blue Wildebeest and other bovids participate in a large scale annual migration.
Tourism is now Kenya’s largest foreign exchange earning sector, followed by flowers, tea, and coffee.
Nairobi is the Capital of Kenya with a nick name – The Green City in the Sun. The City has a population of over 3 million citizens. Nairobi is now one of the most prominent cities in Africa politically and financially.
After independence, Nairobi grew rapidly and this growth put pressure on the city’s infrastructure. They are busy with a ring road around the city that should take some pressure off the inner city. All traffic passing by currently have to do it through the city.