Fellow Kenyan

This afternoon at Walmart, I saw someone with a Turtle Bay tshirt, and I asked him if he was from Kenya. This resulted in me getting a big bear hug from a complete stranger, because he had not met anyone from Kenya for many months. He said that he was “one and a half years old in this country”, which I find to be a wonderful way to express it. I could not immediately tell what tribe he was – I guess I’ve been away from Kenya for too long – but he said that he was from Nairobi too. And then we went our separate ways. Things to do, places to go. I wish I had time to sit down with him and have some chai and talk.