SNAKES AND BLUNDERS NOVEMBER 29, 2016 RUPI MANGAT LEAVE A COMMENT The 10th Bio-Ken International Snakebite Seminar, Watamu Published Daily Nation 29 November 2016 Useful Snake contacts in Kenya: 0718 290324 Bio-Ken Snake Farm www.bioken.com www.antivenomtrust.com www.snakebiteinitiative.org 13-year-old Menza Benjamin was picking up cashewnuts on the ground when he felt a burning hot bite on his leg followed by another. He started to vomit and broke out in a cold sweat. Close to his hut he fainted. He never saw the snake. That was three years ago and he’s lucky to be alive, sitting at the snakebite seminar held in Watamu early November. Royjan and Boniface who had been called by these villagers to catch a snake in the roof of one of their huts. It was a green mamba. Royjan and Boniface took some time to talk to them and answer their questions. Picture copyright Royjan Taylor What saved … Continue reading
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The Spring Valley Bazaar is undoubtedly the best, compact, friendly Christmas Bazaar perfect for all your Christmas shopping. With over 50 unique exhibitors the Spring Valley Bazaar offers creative gifts, great catering & bar, delicious food, live music and great entertainment for children! The Bazaar takes place annually in the month of November and this year the event will be happening on Saturday 26th November from 10am to 6pm and Sunday 27th November 2016 from 10am to 4pm at 12 Bendera Lane, off Spring Valley Road, Off Peponi Road, Nairobi. Entrance is Ksh. 400 Adults and Children under 12 years it’s FREE. All proceeds go to ANDREF (African Neurological Diseases Research Foundation) a non-profit, non-religious, non-political organization run by a board of Directors. ANDREF operates two clinics in Kibera and Waithaka, two of Kenya’s largest slum areas, to clinically assess patients and to dispense medication to persons suffering from Epilepsy.
“You’re so brave” was the most common response when we announced that we would be moving overseas to the Netherlands. Within 12 months the plan had grown from an idea over the kitchen table to my husband organising a European passport and starting to job-hunt. On our first overseas trip together, a decade earlier, we had spent a few days in Amsterdam and shared memories of getting lost amongst the canals and friendly locals helping us find our youth hostel. This seemed like enough for him to say yes to a legal job opportunity in The Hague and for us to pack up our three-year-old’s toys and her little sister’s pram and prepare for a very different Dutch experience. “Returning home brings with it an expectation that everything will be the same, but the people I left behind have moved on and I’ve changed as well,” writes Mihal Greener. Photo: Stocksy … Continue reading