It was an early start – 04:30 – as our plane was due to leave Wilson Airport at 07:15 and we didn’t really trust the taxi to arrive at the Velvet House on time. In fact, although we had been advised to check in half an hour in advance, it was a good job we were early, as there was a lot of admin and then a bus ride to take us to the departure area.
After yesterday’s brush with border control and the new taxes on donations coming into the country, which ended with us being let off with a warning, we were fortunate again today. The baggage limit for the Kitale flight is fifteen kilos per person, and we had almost thirty kilos each, so we knew we’d have to pay for quite a lot of excess baggage. In the event, the guy shook his head when weighing the cases but charged us nothing!
The plane was a twelve-seater, so it was quite a squash! Great views as we chugged along, though.
Josphat and Lilian, the new chair of governors at the school were there to meet us.
The drive to the school was partly familiar, and partly new, as there seems to have been quite a lot of new development.
Rachel our friend of thirteen years, and stalwart staff member, was at the house to greet us, with lots of hugs and smiles.
This afternoon saw us down at the County Education Office. It seems that visitors should not be in schools at the present time, because of the tricky election situation, as they may be interlopers who are trying to influence the election re-run. Josphat therefore asked whether we could go in and meet the county officer in order to be approved. Approved we were, and are welcome here!
On our way back through town we stopped off at hardware stores to compare prices for water tanks. The charity is in the initial stages of installing rainwater harvesting equipment and Josphat would like to get it underway while we’re here.