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Mt.Kalembwani (arm chair Mt.)

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Mt.Kalembwani ©muokikioko2017

At 5141 ft Mt kalembwani a Volcanic cone within Kilome, Makueni county owned by the local community is an easy to get to day hike just off mombasa-nairobi tarmac road/highway for individuals, educational institutions or organised groups

Arm Chair – Mt.Kalembwani ©muoki kioko

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walking up kalembwani’s volcanic scree ©muokikioko2017

having erupted some 10,000yrs ago its had cultural significance to the community and provides both educational and leisure activities

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summiting kalembwani with local guides ©muokikioko2017

through community guides. It also provides brilliant opportunity for star gazing, photography, camping, birdwatching, butterfly watching and raptor watching while at same time giving splendid views of kilome topography and on clear days Africas highest Mountain – mt kilimanjaro

Local guides are always happy to arrange for local indegenous meals or free range goat meat roasting on request. Secure Car park with toilets available.

Accomodation of all categories is available nearby from budget to 5star should you want to extend your enjoyment.

 

 

Cassava Value Addition [Final part]

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Highly productive under marginal climates and soil conditions like most semi arid regions of Kenya like Kilome in Makueni county resulting in low costs of production.
This last section of cassava value addition takes a broader part by part view of the crops value addition and possible simple ways to get it to those stages in rural/”under developed” areas

*It’s important to take note that any item you prepare for Humans whether for their direct consumption or for use in their environs ‘You’ take responsibility of their safety as you would when exposing your own child. Every country has it’s guidelines on the same.

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Every part of cassava has use (both those above ground & those in the soil).

ABOVE GROUND

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Leaves are edible both by man

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and as animal feed for goats & chicken.
Stems are dried & chipped to make chip boards for ceilings, table tops, etc

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Inside Kilome – Salama

 

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Located on Mombasa – Nairobi Highway is this Centre that’s also a beautiful market place cum stop for anyone wishing to stop and stretch from their drive from Mombasa. ie. ideally a place you’d want to stretch before your last leg to Nairobi. Just 100Kms from Nairobi it’s got a large paved parking which can serve well as a point to regroup when traveling from Nairobi headed to the Southern National parks [Amboseli NP & Tsavo NP] or when headed to the coast as a group.

Easily recognizable by the Mosque and Kilome/Nunguni hills in the Background. On Market days you will get a lot of local products from the region (depending on season) like Cassava, banana’s, promagranets(Makukumanga), mangoes, water melons.

Said to have developed on the Directive of Kenya’s first president ‘Jomo Kenyatta’ as a safe market to trade in after the previous market located slightly inland became inconvenient for traders as they disagreed with locals. He is said to have told the traders he will give them pahali Salama- thus the Name.
Interesting places to visit nearby Includes This waterfall

Oil (please don’t come prospecting here)

History

• 3000 BC Sumerians used asphalt as an adhesive while Eqyptians use pitch to grease chariot wheels, and Mesopotamians use bitumen to seal boats

• 600 BC Confucius writes about drilling a 100’ gas well and using bamboo for pipes

• 1500 AD Chinese dig oil wells >2000’ deep

• 1847 First “rock oil” refinery in England

• 1849 Canada distills kerosene from crude oil

• 1856 World’s first refinery in Romania

• 1857 Flat-wick kerosene lamp invented

• 1913 Gulf Oil opens first drive-in filling station

 

Samuel M. Kier, a native of southwestern Pennsylvania, was the first person to refine crude oil. In the mid-1840s, he became aware of crude oil through his salt business. Occasionally, wells drilled for salt water would produce foul-smelling petroleum alongside the brine. For many in the salt business, the oil was a nuisance, and they were content to burn it or allow it to run off into nearby waterways. However, Kier was an entrepreneur, and he believed that he could turn the oily by-product of his salt wells into something of value.

Kier first used the flammable oil produced by his salt wells to light his salt works at night. The burning crude produced an awful smell and a great deal of smoke. Nevertheless, Kier was able to light his business without paying for an expensive illuminant like whale oil. Next, Kier packaged pure crude oil in half-pint bottles for sale as a medicine. A bottle of Kier’s Petroleum sold for 50 cents.

 

First Attempts Attempts at commercializing Oil

Kier knew crude oil would burn and thought that it could make a good and inexpensive lamp oil. However, the smell and smoke that burning oil produced made it hard to sell as an illuminant. In 1849, Kier took samples of his crude oil to Philadelphia where they were analyzed by Professor James C. Booth, a chemist. Booth agreed that crude oil could be used for illumination, but that it needed to be distilled or refined to get the best burning fluid. Thus, in 1850, Kier started experimenting with distillation and became the first person in the U.S. to attempt to use liquid petroleum as a starting material to produce lamp oil. His refining experiments were successful and by 1851, Kier produced a product called Carbon Oil, a fuel oil which burned with little smoke and odor. He sold his Carbon Oil for $1.50 a gallon.

In partnership with John T. Kirkpatrick, Kier created the first U.S. petroleum refinery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

EARLY REFINERIES

In the early days of the oil industry, the methods for refining oil were very different than the methods we use today. People like Samuel M. Kier used horizontal cylindrical stills that only held 5 to 6 barrels of oil at a time. Using the stills, refiners were able to raise the temperature of the oil very slowly. As the temperature rose, they removed the distillates like gasoline for which they had no use, procuring only the lamp oil or kerosene

 

 

MODERN REFINING(fractional distillation).

This process separates the different components of crude oil so that they can be further refined.

Just as water goes from liquid to vapour at approximately 100°C, each type of hydrocarbon changes from liquid to vapor within a specific temperature range. In general, the more carbons in a molecule, the higher its boiling point. This allows for separation within the distilling process.

Fractional distillation begins when the crude oil, which is a mixture of different hydrocarbons, is put into a high-pressure steam boiler. This is a tank that makes the oil boil and turn to vapor, much like boiling water turns into water vapor. The crude oil is heated to temperatures up to 600° Celsius.

After the oil becomes vapor, it enters the bottom of the distillation column through a pipe. The distillation column is a tall tank that contains many plates or trays. The vapor rises in the column, cooling as it rises. The specific vapors cool at their boiling points and condense on the plates or trays in the column. Much like water condensation on the outside of a cold glass, the vapors turn into liquid fractions as they condense. The liquid fractions flow through pipes and are collected in separate tanks. The fractions include gases, naphtha, gasoline, kerosene, diesel fuel, lubricating oils, heavy oils, and other materials.

CRUDE OIL

There are different grades of crude oil, each with a specific composition determined by the original decomposed source materials as well as the properties of  the surrounding soil or rock formations. It can be light or heavy (referring to density) and sweet or sour (referring to its sulfur content).

 

OIL PRODUCTS

Asphalt

Asphalt is commonly used to make roads. It is a colloid of asphaltenes and maltenes that is separated from the other components of crude oil by fractional distillation. Once sphalt is collected, it is processed in a de-asphalting unit, and then goes through a process called “blowing” where it is reacted with oxygen to make it harden. Asphalt is usually stored and transported at around 148.9° Celsius.

Diesel

Diesel is any fuel that can be used in a diesel engine. Diesel is produced by fractional distillation between 200° Celsius and 350° Celsius. Diesel has a higher density than gasoline and is simpler to refine from crude oil. It is most commonly used in transportation.

Fuel Oil

Fuel oil is any liquid petroleum product that is burned in a furnace to generate heat. Fuel oil is also the heaviest commercial fuel that is produced from crude oil. The six classes of fuel oil are: distillate fuel oil, diesel fuel oil, light fuel oil, gasoil, residual fuel oil, and heavy fuel oil. Residual fuel oil and heavy fuel oil are known commonly as navy special fuel oil and bunker fuel; both of these are often called furnace fuel oil.

Gasoline

Almost half of all crude oil refined in the United States is made into gasoline. It is mainly used as fuel in internal combustion engines, like the engines in cars. Gasoline is a mixture of paraffins, naphthenes, and olefins, although the specific ratios of these parts depends on the refinery where the crude oil is processed. Gasoline refined beyond fractional distillation is often enhanced with iso-octane and ethanol so that it is usable in cars.

Gasoline is called different things in different parts of the world. Some of these names are: petrol, petroleum spirit, gas, petrogasoline, and mogas.

Kerosene

Kerosene is collected through fractional distillation at temperatures between 150° Celsius and 275° Celsius. It is a combustible liquid that is thin and clear. Kerosene is most commonly used as jet fuel and as heating fuel. In the early days of oil, kerosene replaced whale oil in lanterns. In the early 21st century, kerosene was used to power New York City Transit buses. Now, kerosene is used as fuel in portable stoves, kerosene space heaters, and in liquid pesticides.

Liquefied Petroleum Gas

Liquefied petroleum gas is a mixture of gases that are most often used in heating appliances, aerosol propellants, and refrigerants. Different kinds of liquefied petroleum gas, or LPG, are propane and butane. At normal atmospheric pressure, liquefied petroleum gas will evaporate, so it needs to be contained in pressurized steel bottles.

Lubricating Oil

Lubricating oils consist of base oils and additives. Mineral oils are manufactured by special processes called: solvent extraction, catalytic dewaxing, hydrocracking, and isohydromerization. Different lubricating oils are classified as paraffinic, naphthenic, or aromatic. Lubricating oils are used between two surfaces to reduce friction and wear.

 

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BARREL OF CRUDE OIL PRODUCES (Product Gallons per Barrel)

Gasoline 19.4

Distillate Fuel Oil 9.7 (Includes both home heating oil and diesel fuel)

Kerosene-Type Jet Fuels 4.3

Coke 2.0

Residual Fuel Oil 1.9 (Heavy oils used as fuels in industry, marine transportation, and for electric power generation)

Liquefied Refinery Gases 1.9

Still Gas 1.8

Asphalt and Road Oil 1.4

Petrochemical Feedstocks 1.1

Lubricants 0.5

Kerosene 0.2

Other 0.4

(Source: API)

most commonly-known lubricating oil is motor oil, which protects moving parts inside an internal combustion engine.

Paraffin Wax

Paraffin wax is a white, odorless, tasteless, waxy solid at room temperature. The melting point of paraffin wax is between 42.2° C and 63.9° C, depending on other factors. It is an excellent electrical insulator, second only to Teflon®, a specialized product of petroleum. Paraffin wax is used in drywall to insulate buildings. It is also an acceptable wax used to make candles for the Jewish Menorah.

Bitumen

Bitumen, commonly known as tar, is a thick, black, sticky material. Refined bitumen is the bottom fraction obtained by the fractional distillation of crude oil. This means that the boiling point of bitumen is very high, so it does not rise in the distillation chamber. The boiling point of bitumen is 525° C. Bitumen is used in paving roads and waterproofing roofs and boats. Bitumen is also made into thin plates and used to soundproof dishwashers and hard drives in computers.

Petrochemicals

Petrochemicals are the chemical products made from the raw materials of petroleum. These chemicals include: ethylene, used to make anesthetics, antifreeze, and detergents; propylene, used to produce acetone and phenol; benzene, used to make other chemicals and explosives; toluene, used as a solvent and in refined gasoline; and xylene is used as a solvent and cleaning agent.

NB:

crude oil is the starting point for many diverse products such

–       clothes, threads, straps, shoe laces, plastic shoes, sandles, soles

–       medical  equipment,

–       electronics, plastics, cable coating, plastic casings

–       vitamin capsules, mask covers, medical gloves

–       tires, tubes, wheel burrow wheels, toy car wheels, trolley wheels

The 100mtr waterfall of Ukambani

Situated on Ka Kindui river on Kilome hills Makueni County is ‘Ka kindui waterfalls’ – An adventure at viewing of waterfalls 🙂

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In 6 steps, It starts with this first fall about 15 metres drop just off the main road. Then

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another 10metre drop with an adventure filled path to see it (locals make trips to marvel at it).

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Above is step 3 of the waterfall (your adrenaline will by now have been pushed up 4 notches to get here).
Next is for the ‘Dare Devils’ – a 30-40metre verticle drop. To get here you’ll definitely be on ALL 4’s

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…followed by two others of similar vertical drop. I love heights, even then at this stage my legs were wobbling!
Have a joyous Christmas season and keep enjoying exploring Kilome.

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*Sorry, to get there(from Nairobi) 100kms down mombasa road turn left at salama and proceed 14kms on tarmac to ‘kyale’. Here you’ll find a Catholic church to your right (after Kilome shops but before Nunguni). Turn right into an all weather road for about 7kms, ask locals for road along ka kindui river and keep at it till you get to hill edge. The fall is just off the road. I couldn’t keep details of the route as I was hiking (A never ending rd back to the main road)
Where to stay:click here
Enjoy the adventure 🙂

– note this is at a forested edge and can be slippery descending, please wear appropriate shoes. The other view is kilometers away accessible through kati komu planned for another day to take a complete image of whole waterfall.

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Quail breeding for Kilome

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The Japanese Quail is the most commonly breed quail for eggs and meat. With wholesale prices standing at a minimum 20/= an egg in Kenyan market making it higher than prices for chicken eggs it makes it an ideal farming alternative for Kilome women and youth.
They are easy to keep in pens similar to rabbit pens with a ratio of 1 male to 3 female recommended to avoid fighting as they are very territorial.
Feeding requirements are minimal as a chick/hen will consume 20-25grms daily, and feed may include sunflower, corn, millet, linseed and greens.Commercial chicken feeds are also used.
For eggs chicks will mature at 6 weeks, while for meat at 12-14 weeks and With appropriate conditions ie light & warmth chicks will lay daily for about 2 years (an egg a day) peaking at about 50weeks. Warmth of ukambani is ideal plus our long daylight hours, though on dull days light may be supplimented with a light bulb.
To breed, they seat on 6-12 eggs for 12-13days and can fly in 2 weeks with average 10 surviving.

Why are quail eggs pricier?
– They have a higher yolk to white ratio making them tastier than chicken eggs with a more gummy feel when chewing.
– they’re being used by HIV patients because they have celenium that helps protect cells from damage.
– cancer patients are also said to be using them during chemotherapy to reduce effects of chemotherapy sessions on body thus allowing them continue daily life immediately after chemo sessions.
– the eggs have 5.5% of daily value of ‘Reboflavin’/vitamin B2 required by human bodies daily. This is used to treat cervical cancer, acne, muscle crumps, blood disorders, fatigue, cataracts and glaucoma.
Fertilized eggs for starting stocks are ranging 80/= to 450/= depending on availability
A breeder license form can be acquired from http://www.kws.org/export/sites/kws/misc/downloads/Quail-bird_application_form.pdf

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Lapidary – How to do it in Kilome

TOOLS USED:

(The download files at the bottom show how these tools are used)

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Some Suppliers :
1. Www.inlandlapidary.com

2. Robilt Lapidary Supplies 167 Endeavour Drive North Cranbourne 3977 P.O.Box 179 Doveton Victoria 3177                                                                                  Ph : (03) 5996 0750 Fax : (03) 5995 7505 Mob : 0414 469 203ABN 37 856 874 788
Email : robilt@unite.com.au

Below are downloadable files of how jewelry is made, terms used, stone cuts, what carats mean, etc.
Useful for making Jewellery from coloured stones in kilome

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1.jewellery Making & Terms used

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4.Lapidary Hobby

5.Lapis Lazuli full benefits-Niku Singh

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8.JMD-Guide-to-JewelryMaking-5FREE

9.JMD-Gemstone-Freemium-free-ebook

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NB:ALL Downloads are copyrighted to respective authors listed within the documents complete with links. These documents are put up to act as guides to the process of jewellery making, giving a clear picture into the world of jewellery – shapes, cuts, casts, marketing, etc

Kathongole Hill View inn

Sunset of Ngong from Kathongole Inn ©muokikioko2013

Sunset of Ngong from Kathongole Inn ©muokikioko2013

Kathongole Hill View Inn is Located on Nairobi – Mombasa road about 64 kms from Nairobi near Kautandini (see map). It’s name is derived from its location a story which i reserve for the hosts to tell.

I had the wonderful opportunity to visit the Inn on a late afternoon and on the way out i just had to stop at the gate to take this photograph(above) of Ngong Hill at sunset (One of the many scenaries around this Inn set in the savanna’s of Konza)

Open Gazibo's set viewing the Konzaplains

Open gazebos’ set viewing the Konza plains

It’s verandahs are serene surrounded by the Konza plains with plenty of open sitting space to enjoy the warm Ukambani air and as you can see in the image above it’s a popular place for those seeking a quiet recreational drink with friends out-of-town

Accommodation

Kathongole Hill View Inn Accomodation

Kathongole Hill View Inn Accommodation

For further information:

Tel: +254 720 670411 or  +254 731603454      Email:kathongolehillview@yahoo.com

Map of Activities to do near here: https://kilome.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/kilome-tourism-map/

Kilome Tourism Map

Mukaa District Tourism Map

Kilome constituency tourism map

Here is the Kilome tourism Map.

To save: right click image and save image as..

Some activity places: click here

One location 3 mountain views (Mt.Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru and Kyulu Mts):

Where to stay and family activities? (click here)

 

BioGas Digesters

Traditionally Kambas had large tracts of land, however as families expanded and traditional habits of sourcing cooking fuel persisted they are finding themselves with smaller and smaller areas to harvest wood fuel. It then calls for newer habits or alternative forms of fuel for cooking.

Many have moved to charcoal which is still dependent on trees, some have embraced kerosine as the only other “cheap” source of fuel. Charcoal has it’s health issues and uses more of the now scarse wood trees thereby making their environment dryer.

Bio gas has been introduced by NGO‘s and is thus seen as a complex and expensive item that requires them to get outside assistance. These attached documents dismiss this myth by showing how easy it is to get biogas materials and put them together at home.

kitchen waste biogas feedera) Is it a complex system?

NO!

here’s a simple 1 page explanation of how it works

Intro to biogas for begginers.pdf  (*click on text to download)

B) Can i make my own bio gas system at home?

YES!

All materials are locally available in hardware shops and supermarkets even in Ukambani. Joining items can be done by you or your high school children at home following the steps in the manual below shown in pictures.

Installation  materials and process (*click on text to download)

C) How to i get the system to start working?

Follow these next instructions:

loading dung and using the Gas instructions (*click on text to download)

D) How does my child learn to make biogas?

By downloading this class project : biogas_generators class project

E) Are there Teachers notes for supervising students learning biogas making?

Yes, here they are: Biogas Digester s classteachers questions

NB:

1. Biogas digesters are now being in town houses to generate bio gas using ‘kitchen waste‘ or in slums using the slurry drain water. In some homes and institutions the toilet is the feeder ie. human waste is a fuel for cheap gas.

2. Gas from biogas is now being used to generate electricity. The biogas feeder is fed on grass or other plant matter waste from farms, then the gas is used to heat water who’s steam drives a power generator(see diagram here)

*Hope this gives you all enough resources to share with your communities including schools to enable them teach children some of these basic technologies at tender a age, while giving them skills to earn a living providing this service to our communities!

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Ever been here?

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Kyandui

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Wierd Spider in Kilome

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I’ve seen many things but this – NEVER!

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What caught my attention was it’s constant SHaKinG of it’s head and the luminous light blue colour the head became as it shook it!!

*Enlargement of head
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Kilome images – ‘Kiima Kiu’

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African Giant Millepedes in Mukaa

We used to call them ‘Mombasa Train’ commonly known from Mombasa (coastal)region.

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This specimen photographed was about a foot long

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It’s feet feel like a feather being run over your fingers

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It’s skin resembles leather

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Was feeding on what looked like mites on it’s body(efficiently cleaned it’s body as I watched!)
*scientifically known as herbivorous??

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Does it have eyes or fillers? (Also ref 1st image above)

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This is how it cleans the fillers

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The ‘African Giant Millepede’ is said to produce sound similar to a dog growl(according to locals)

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They are kept as pets in international markets. [Google: caring for giant millepedes]

Mukaa is just 110kms south east of Nairobi.

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Strange creature in Kilome

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First, the hole it had burrowed looked like it was done by something 10x plus it’s size(considering distance extract was tossed from hole)!
It then has WHITE hair around it’s head that looks like a very old persons hair.
What’s that coming from it’s nose? And lastly is it embracing another – these are alive!
ANYONE EVER SEEN THIS? or Know what they are??

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Kalombo Rock Shelter

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Enjoy the massive rock shelter

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Explore what looks like a human footprint in rock!

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Nearby is another footprint that looks like an antelope slid on the rock.

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Should you just want to relax:
~sit on the edges of Kalombo dam and watch fish gulp leeches swimming on the surface
~ or walk on these sands nearby.

To Get here read directions given (click) here.

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The Kenze Experience

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Wow! is more like how to describe Kenze, although it doesn’t do it enough justice. Put on your headphones and listen to this . Now add a feeling of space and stability ALL around you, then a birds eye view of a waterfall on one side, a valley that stretches to the horizon on another and a myrid of hill types on another.

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Take a break at what looks like a once open ampitheatre facing a full view of Kiima kiu.

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Ask yourself why someone had built a house at the center of a forest very far away from everyone else.

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Lastly visit hyena caves, some of which stretch over 20metres deep. When you run out of daylight let the local guides remind you you didn’t visit (*I’ll put up picture in follow up article)

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Granite tiles from Kilome

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From the rocky side of Kilome, youth are now learning how to cut and make industrial products.

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These rocks that they originally dug out

and sold as slabs are now being cut into tiles for walls, floors and veranders.

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Others have even gotten more innovative

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With a complete industrial machine plus industrial power generator for this work costing only ksh. 100,000 . The two are portable making it easy to cut at extraction site.

Others are exploring outdoor all weather seats like this one
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To order from the youth: kilomeinvestments@gmail.com

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A land mess!!!

When an official environment impact assessment approves a stretch of 20kms plus of subdivision of land into plots of 50×100/2acres along an already congested highway(mba rd) you ask-what was the rationale? Was it ever thought through?
Let’s look at the stretch from Malili town to Konza(rail station) junction opposite konzacity along mombasa road. For 3 streets from the main road is planned and approved commercial plots of 50×100 and 2acre commercial plots. It’s like approving commercial streets on the left side(uhuru park side~Nairobi) of Uhuru Highway while it’s already obvious the highway is unable to handle the city’s traffic let alone the transit traffic!
Here we are looking at the same transit traffic that already has traffic jams (see). Uhuru highway is a continuation of this highway but 3 lanes each way, this is 1 lane each way – that is set to carry a cities traffic plus 3 streets commercial buildings. Is there even space to allow expansion of the road to 2 way /3way lanes? WHO WILL WANT TO INVEST INTO TRAFFIC JAMS?
Back to the commercial plots. When you look at approved plans, the only recreation space is a stadium. This means it’s residents only other option to unwind will be clubs – we are planning for a town of drunks! Wow! What a future of our people (talk of vision 2030) – as if we have not seen enough of its effects in central/Nairobi Kenya +the health/sexual diseases that come with it. Where do families (MOTHERS & CHILDREN) unwind, recreate, play???
Now lets move either way of the highway – Salama/Chumvi & even malili(next door) townships. What we see is a trend of trucks parking along the main highway. This means ANYTHING can be parked accross the city! Security, security, security! *You are NOT going to change the habit of truck drivers parking along highways where townships exist along the highway (visit any town along mba-malaba rd). It’s a habit. S-E-C-U-R-I-T-Y.
Commercial buildings simply = multi occupation over a small area ie high population occupation. Whether temporary(8am-5pm) or fulltime(24hr). These people eat – where does the sewage go to? I see roads & drainage, but where are the sewage plans to cater for this new centre. The enclosed Konzacity is taken care of in it’s planning. What about konza ranch township opposite the city? Where do they also get water from? Where do they dispose their rubbish waste? And finally as it’s high density where do they dispose their dead?
How does ALL this ADD value to the town? Region?
This whole section is prime natural wildlife habitat. It has been chased – BUT it keeps Returning! Does leaving the front of the city a green space ADD value to the city – YES!!, and with minimal effort/resources. YES it will earn the owners MONEY(ie value to the land owners at almost NO cost). A game ranch opposite the city creates a unique recreation facility not only for konzacity but the region. Nairobi residents will have a new getaway within 1hr from Nairobi other than Naivasha. A lodge tender within the facility will continually increase in value yearly! This is apart from other activities within the park – park entry fees, picnic fees, conferencing, camping, etc

THIS GOES FOR ALL SUBDIVIDED FARMS. Including those doing the same now all the way to Sultan Hamud.

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The Ultimate 4wd test in Kilome

Is someone claiming to sell you a 4 wheel drive? Simple, take it for a test drive around Kiima Kiu circuit in Kilome!
If your seller says ‘no’ know he’s selling you a junk,  and happily walk away with your money.
Kiima kiu in Kilome is the Hill on your left (mombasa road from Nairobi) after Malili town as you begin going down the 1st climbing lane (approximately 1hr from Nairobi). Immediately you begin the descend look for a marrum road going to the hill. One goes to the center of the hill-leave that! Take the one that goes slightly right.
Should you find you have descended to the bottom of the climbing lane-you have gone too far.
You can use this circuit to test your offroad skills or if you can navigate with your 4wd as an outing with friends.
*caution, don’t attempt during rains. It’s also a no go zone for 2wd vehicles.
Enjoy the Kilome experience!

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