Saturday, April 5, 2014

Kenya - Part 1

As most of you know (yes, there may be some readers who do not know), Welli is from Kenya.  His family in Kenya have been aware that we are in Uganda, and were eagerly waiting for a visit from us.  We, too, were eager to visit the extended family!

So we left early in the morning on Sunday, March 23.  We crossed the border from Uganda into Kenya with no difficulty.  We made it into Kisumu by early afternoon.  Kisumu is the biggest city close to where Welli's parents live, where we had some lunch, and also picked up a few items to take home.

And a joyful reunion it was!  Juma and Nadine and I (Dolly) had not seen "Babu and Dana" (Grandpa and Grandma) in almost 10 years.  Juma and Nadine do not remember the last time they saw them, as they were less than 2 years old.  As well, this was the first time Okello met them.  We were also glad to see other family members: Welli's brother (and his family) and sister (and her daughter).  The kids really enjoyed meeting and getting to know a few of their cousins.

Here are a few photos...

This is the Nile River.  We cross it as we pass through the town of Jinja, which is not too far from the border of Uganda/Kenya.  Lake Victoria is the source of the Nile.

Driving to Koru, the town where Welli's parents live.  We know we are coming close when we see this hill.
Babu & Dana's home

Enjoying the mango tree.

We went into Kisumu again on Wednesday and visited with Welli's sister, Caroline, and her son, Rogers. We went and had lunch at Lake Victoria, eating fresh fish.
Cousins watching TV.
Cousins playing a game.
Family photo with Babu & Dana.
Stay tuned for Part 2, covering our time we were in Nairobi.

1 comment:

  1. Love the pictures! What an awesome adventure. Nice to see you visited "my" lake. I hope you will take me there one day :D