The Kenyans celebrate Madaraka day, ‘Self-Governance Day’, today. This means: no traffic jams and parking wherever you want. This morning I took an early matatu (‘mini bus’) to town. I hardly had to wait and I realised that the matatu-system of transport is not that bad. You never have to wait. Unless it is rush hour, ok 🙂 (what I remember from The Netherlands is long waiting on a cold train station, buses going every half hour and at some places not at all on Sundays) In Kenya, you just stop a minibus. They bring you where you want. I was wondering why we don’t have such a system in The Netherlands. Could work quite well. Especially for elderly people it would work quite well. Apart from that working on proposals for reports on Southern Africa. James Morris, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Humanitarian Needs in Southern Africa calls for the world to re-focus its attention on the chronic problems affecting this region (drought, HIV/Aids) To be continued!
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Shelly Githonga is a Kenyan writer. Last year, her screenplay was selected from the catalog of the Kenyan Scriptwriters Guilt, to be produced. Days before the movies premieres, we talk to her. Who is the writer and what moves her to write about a serious subject as mental health?