July saw rioting in Kenya’s capital of Nairobi. The cause of this was over the ever-increasing costs of basic food items, which have made them far too expensive for Nairobi’s poor.
Though the price of basic foodstuffs is high in most parts of Kenya, the kind of rioting seen in Nairobi has not spread to Kenya’s rural areas, including Nandi District where Happy Home is sited.
Severe drought is still affecting northern areas of Kenya up around the border with Sudan. Thankfully, Western Kenya received enough rain in the short rainy season, which is their summer, to provide them with a small harvest. And the long rains, April and May, have also been sufficient to enable them to look forward to a modest harvest of their staple diet of Maize and Beans for August, September.