Out and about in Bungoma

What’s not to love about Bungoma with:

  • Boda boda rides (you can go for the motorbikes or the pedaled ones)
  • The way the people talk with gestures, it’s like the words are forced out of their system, something my friend calls “They emphasize,” and can be great action movie commentators.
  • The hotels never run out of tea and mandazi. I have had so much tea here, I think my body will demand more of it when I leave.
  • It has six sub-counties: I’ve been to Sirisia, Khanduyi, Kabuchai, Webuye West and I am still looking forward to going as far as Mt. Elgon. I think I have two sub-counties to visit: Tongaren and Webuye East!
  • There’s Webuye, a small town after my own heart- wouldn’t you love seeing this!
  • The infant mortality and morbidity rates in Bungoma have been a concern for the Ministry of Health, and with this the county has had help from the First Lady’s “Beyond Zero” Campaign, where I came across this mobile clinic which is essentially a theatre on wheels!


It’s been a great place to be in and I learned that Chwele is the second largest open-air market in Kenya, the onions, pineapples and potatoes sold here could make my Mother believe in Heaven!

Who can leave Bungoma without taking at least a picture of the big stones you see? Here’s one!


One thought on “Out and about in Bungoma

  1. Beautiful place. You also spent your early childhood here baby. Kibabii on your way to Chwele. I


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