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Love birds of Konza

Caught up with these two at konza. Need I say more about the 1/2 hr they spent together! 

Is that why they are called love birds? 

Ever been here?

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Kyandui

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Cursing your community?

Do you curse your clients? Church? Husband? Community? Wife? Children?

Receiving/giving a bribe is taking part in a curse and here’s how

What is to curse culturally?
Seeking to stop flow towards that individual.

What is a curse according to Scripture?
Old testament is originally written in Hebrew. Curse in Hebrew means ‘to Dam the flow’ ie hoarding a flow meaning temperally stopping a flow

When a Pastor, leader, business, wife, child or husband denies another access to that which they have been given to pass on – they are damming the flow ie cursing the receipiant.
When a business withholds information that would help Buyer in making an informed decision, they are cursing the business and customer whom they depend upon. Then they wonder why their business suffers long-term?
A wife denies her husband or vice versa intimacy,  food, love, etc. They are cursing their families and homes! They then turn to Pastors asking for prayers for their homes?
Individuals who are used to access information that may help an individual or society withholding it, because they feel that that individual or society will progress more than them, they are a curse and are cursing that Society ‘as a man soweth so do they reap’. Looking at that individuals life you will soon see stagnation – religeous institutions are some of the biggest culprits here! Actually I’ve realized that whenever anything is passed through me doing it is the access key to that which I want!
* whatever you do, in time catches up with you!!

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Mango trees that produce 2 species in Kilome

As you can see the mangoes on the right are more rounded than the left, while those on left side are green skinned while those on right are reddish skinned!

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Slicing up the fruit reveals a fleshy juicy fruit with the legendary ukambani sweetness!

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In Kilome there are 5(five) mango species locally known as
1- ndii
2- ndungu luma
3- munavu/kutu wa ingoi
4- ndoto
5- kasukali
..and they ripen in that sequence between Months of December to March
However the fruit sizes are normally small to medium, with the sweetest [Kasukali ie ‘ka sugar’] having a large seed and little flesh.
So how are these farmers managing 2 or 3 species on one tree as seen in this shop table?

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(Visible between/behind the carrots and mangoes is the normal size small mango fruit.)

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The traditional mango trees that spread their branches wide out are being trimmed

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and where the branches are trimmed new shoots sprout which are then grafted as below

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*What potential does this hold for agro farming, commercial fruit production, fruit juices & jams industry, agro tourism and agro education?

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Do these figures Make sense to Kilome People?

Concepts are good, as what we use daily was first dreamt on by someone then made into reality.

OUR Dear City:
Project Cost:7 billion US Dollars to create 200,000 jobs

Average cost of Job :7billion USD(cost of city) divided by 200,000jobs =USD35,000 x ksh80 = ksh2.8million spent to create 1(one) job
Can somebody show me exactly how this job will create back Ksh2.8million plus interest on this borrowed money?
~ Ksh 4billion+ released through budget allocation since project began, visible on ground is a fence, launch plaque, and about 3metres of wall next to it.
~ Did I hear of law passed requiring 10% of tendering go to youth? 10% of 4billion is 400million Ksh, which youth received any of this?
~this 400million would provide 20,000 households within Kilome(that is every household/family of kilome) with personal 27,000ltr dams each within their shambas for irrigation (see example).*A concept done and working in kilome! That’s how to modernize agriculture ukambani…
*kilome has 19,631 households according to Kenya Bureau of statistics
*25% of total cost of city would give EVERY homestead in Makueni county, Machakos county, Kajiado county & Kitui county a greenhouse and a 125,000 Cubic metre dam each!

POINTS TO CONSIDER ABOUT PROJECT:
1. When you go ‘IT’, you eliminate boundaries as internet is worldwide!
Where as manual jobs are local in competition, IT opens up competition with the world ie over 2billion IT users worldwide – Have we prepared our people for this?
2. We expect to earn by companies operating here. They pay through 3 basic taxes
-Corporate tax minimum 30%(companies here have been exempted ie Not paying)
-Stamp duty minimum 2%(Companies here have been exempted)
-Vat 18% (Duty free for imports for business).
Where will country earn money to pay back this loan with No Taxes Paid?
*A business person will aim to import as much as they can to avoid tax on purchases!
3. When ‘development partners’ give loans most is for consultancy which they either provide themselves or push for their own to get. They have done superb +ve business in their books, we have to pay back plus interest, where are we earning in this picture?
4. The word ‘Jobs‘ is easily understandable though locals are now asking where they will fit in the class of Jobs according to standards set and here’s why
– most have never had electricity in their lives. I walk 2kms to charge my phone + 2kms back home as electricity runs mainly along main roads here.
– The city is IT based ie ‘information relayed via information technology’. *I personally have NEVER heard/seen a primary/secondary school in the whole region that is Internet Connected!
I went to Ministry of information to enquire about access of region to the fiber optic National Network that’s said to run through the center of Kilome along the main road (mombasa rd). Answer: we are yet to make last mile connection(5yrs later?)
But there is connection via Mobile Networks? First mobile phones are illegal in schools(therefore mobile internet ‘X’ through educational institutions), secondly I personally have attempted to update antivirus software via modems within the region very Unsuccessfully, beyond 20MegaBytes networks start disconnecting!
– So the city is IT based and it’s residents/neighbours are IT illiterate because of lack of access to Electricity & Internet connectivity. Therefore when Jobs become available ‘In the City’ they mostly will go to outsiders who are IT literate.
*Big question here is how we are preparing our citizens for this facility
5. Bufferzone for Konzacity is earmarked mainly for ‘modern agriculture’. Good, because most locals are farmers.
*BUT what no one is saying is who will teach the locals this modern agriculture, and who will foot the bill to teach? and if they are to be taught will they abandon their present shambas to practice it at Konza?

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Promagranate season in Kilome

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Otherwise known as:-
Kamba – makukumanga
Sanskrit – dadima, dalim

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Chinese – seeded apple
Persian – dalim
French – Grenade

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Italian – melograno
Thailand – tab tim

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…at times used to decorate foods in palaces

Uses
a) local & commercial
b) spiritual

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Now easily accessible from local roadside fresh food stands in kilome hills.

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