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Stranded In Kenya: 89 Days And Counting


Last updated 6/8/2020 at 5:13pm

Park Baker

The view from Ngong Hills, just southwest of Nairobi. The wind turbines generate quite a bit of energy, although the power does cut almost daily. Sometimes the whole city is out of power. Recently, the entire country was out of power, a result of overload, maintenance and sometimes vandalism. The cuts can last for hours and often a whole day. Kenya has a number of green initiatives, for example, the country outlawed plastic bags a few years ago.

It has been 89 days since I have been stuck in Kenya due to the international flight ban, although, sources say, that the Kenyan government is going to lift the ban on June 9.

We will see. It feels like I have been gone for years. I remember reading an article once in the New Yorker about time. The author wrote that when you are stuck doing the same thing for days, weeks, months and years, the mind loses elasticity and time seems to speed up and days begin to blur. That has happened here, and to most people, I think in the past six months.

Most people I know or interact with in Kenya don...

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