Friday, December 4, 2009
An oasis of connectivity in rural Kenya.
ENTASOPIA, Kenya: The road from Nairobi winds 160 kilometers to this town deep in Masai country, the asphalt giving way to sand and dust, until finally it is just a dirt track climbing over broken hills and plunging back to desert flats. The going is slow.
The outpost, with about 4,000 inhabitants, is at the end of that road and beyond the reach of power lines. It has no bank, no post office, few cars and little infrastructure. Newspapers arrive in a bundle every three or four weeks. At night, most people light kerosene lamps and candles in their houses or fires in their huts and go to bed early, except for the farmers guarding crops against elephants and buffalo. Read more>>