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Sultan’s landing bay

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Emirates landing bay ©muokikioko 2016

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©muoki kioko
2009-2016
email:muokikioko@gmail.com

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Dogs

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Muokisphotography@yahoo.com
2009 – 2014
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Train Services to Kilome

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One can ride a passenger train then alight at Konza,  ulu, kiu or sultan Hamud stations choosing to either be met by host or take a boda boda(motorcycle taxi) to destination.
Question being asked is with konzacity set to be launched this month(January), will they extend the syokimau station services to konza?
There is also talk of a standard gauge rail set to be laid parallel to mombasa road to allow faster trains be used. How prepared are business people & locals for that improved access network in the region.?
How adventurous and entrepreneural are Kenyans planning to be towards the great opportunity here to access Kenya’s first inland settlement after coast for Europeans settlers. Opportunities here include tracing how these settlers arrived, settled, and even moved about before Kenya imported it’s 1st car. Other opportunities include agriculture(macademia nuts, mango, cowpea[kunde’kenyan’],ovacado & lemon trade).
As Ranches broke up a number of importers sought land for inland container depots-this presents opportunities in import, clearence, security and transport businesses amoung other opportunities.
What of filming opportunities…

Train services(passenger) depart Nairobi every monday, wednesday, and Friday at 7:00pm, arriving Kilome after 2hrs enroute to Mombasa.

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©Muoki Kioko 2009-2013
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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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Farmlands of Kilome

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GOOD Morning Kilome!

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X-Demolish! KERRA

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Buildings on road reserve are set for demolition! Why is this important for kilome or why should it be news?
Two reasons. One it marks the changing point on how business is run even so called rural business! We are no longer out of government radar, more so we are under their plan to improve infrustructure to open up the region. Talk is that the salama-nunguni road is set for expansion, re-surfacing and extension to join Wote-Machakos road leading to opportunities in road transport business specifically kilome-machakos & kilome-wote routes. This new road will also provide a bypass as soon as ‘Nairobi’s’ extention aka Konza metropolis becomes funtional. Closely related to this but happening quietly is Nairobi-Konza railway is also being modernised with the ‘Syokimau’ station already upgraded! This will completely change how Nairobi is accessed as it will be cheaper, easier & shorter (no more 2-3hour trips probably Kenyas most expensive 100kms). Kilome transport will switch to Kilome-Konza then a less than 1hour trip to city center-Nairobi!
The second way this demolitions affect business is because most business buildings along internal routes in Kilome  were built 1-2metres from the roads(read on road reserves), most businesses will go with the buildings! If say a whole township with 20 buildings housing retail outlets is knocked down and only 1 or 2 are left standing – for these two outfits to meet the new demand from previously shared customers they must restock/upgrade! Opportunity is in Mega shops like supermarkets rather than single shops. The other opportunity is in buildings to house these Mega shops. Shops were close to roads because of topography therefore to make economic sense of building new storied buildings that can stand at the correct distance, the business to go on it must make economic sense in terms of size of business it carries. (Read Sam Walters autobiography on how he built Warlmart supermarkets)

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