Random images from travels and subjects I wrote about last year.
Road to Mpekatoni
Joy’s camp (named after Joy Adamson, wildlife behavioralist) Shaba National Game Reserve
A young woman was arrested and detained in appalling conditions at a sports stadium near Eastliegh, a Somali dominated suburb of Nairobi. #Kasarani
Favorite hat on safari
Independence Day, Istanbul, Turkey
Photo on #ISIS related FB page
The Nearest Exit is Behind You
Found him hanging in the women’s washroom at Frontline Club.
Casablanca, Morocco (looks like LA, no?)
Flip sides of same coin – police reservist Athmed Bakshwein, (left) murdered in Malindi last January. Confessed Al Shabaab recruiter Abu Shariff Athmed alias “Makaburi” gunned down by a death squad on April 1st. RIP
14th century villa converted into guesthouse-Nord-de-Pinus (pronounced phonetically)
Doha beautiful from this angle
Lamu, photo MK
Mombasa Republican Council Secretary General, Randu Nzai
US Ambassador, Robert Godec, Foreign Correspondence Association of East Africa evening Gigiri, Nairobi
Sunrise at home
T-shirt for sale in a Dubai mall
Somewhere below is Berbera, Somaliland
Another mall, Doha (photo Margot Kiser)
Central Park, New York City, USA
Genie slippers in the souks, some better made than others.
Syrian waiter, Istanbul, Turkey
Orma garage mechanic, Mpekatoni
Dhow race, Shela village, Lamu
Hope the cow who parallel parked beside motorbikes almost every day for years, Malindi RIP
Proposed plans for the Lamu Port
Eid Lamu town
Cafe in Soho NYC
A Christian wedding at a mosque, Istanbul
Al Jazeera English reporter Peter Greste during Westgate Mall attack. Peter has spent the last year in a Cairo jail for doing his job. “FreeAJStaff
Somalia’s president Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud with Secretary of State John Kerry
psychedelic Grevy’s zebra. Grevy also unlike the more common zebra with thicker stripes
Aero Club of East Africa, Nairobi
Wings over Mombasa
Haki Africa press conference after closure of four mosques in Mombasa
Eid Baraza, Mombasa
Mosque near Shimo La Tewa prison, Mombasa
Post Mpekatoni Security meeting
Police escorts for the Lamu County governor.
Flip sides of two coins – police reservist Athmed Bakshwein (left) murdered in Malindi last January by unknown assailants. Abu Shariff Athmed alias Makaburi murdered by death squad on April 1, 2014. RIP
Governor of Lamu County
Church in Mombasa
“Westgate” scrawled on a wall near a mosque
Hemed was arrested after police raided a mosque last February and has never been seen again. His family suspects the police “disappeared” him.
Health notice at Kenya International Conference Center, Nairobi
Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho
The genial jihadist “Makaburi” a few weeks before death squads killed him.
Mosque near Shimo La Tewa prison/Shanzu Courts, Mombasa