Saturday, 18 December 2010


As you will have read in the previous post, on 7 July 2010, David and Vincent were involved in a serious road traffic accident. Vincent suffered serious injuries to both legs and David sustained injuries to both wrists and shoulders.
To date, Vincent's legs are healing but he still has to attend hospital.
David returned to the UK, where he is undergoing treatment for a broken wrist, involving a bone graft and a screw. The injury to the shoulder has yet to be dealt with. treatment is due in early January 2011.
Until at least one of them is fit, any new activity with K-CSI is suspended.
This does not mean that donations will not be collected for any of the ongoing or future projects.

Merry Christmas to all.
Krismasi Njema

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Registration of KCSI

Vincent and David were involved in a serious road accident on 7th July. This means that all work at KCSI, including the registration as an NGO, has been suspended for the time being, until Vincent is fit enough to work again.

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Name Change

During the process of registering KCIS as a Kenyan NGO, we were "asked" to change our name to Kenyan Community Support Initiative [KCSI], which we have done although the logos and other image banners etc. will have to wait a while.

So are we now the Kenyan CSI?

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Twiga Rules Cricket

A cricket set was delivered to Twiga last weekend and the boys fell on it like a swarm of locusts, despite the fact that they had never seen the game before.

The basic rules were explained ... and ignored to a large extent and a new set of rules were made up as the "game" progressed.

  • Firstly, there are as many bowlers as there are balls (in this case, three). The bowler who gets the batsman out becomes the batsman. 
  • There are only two ways to get out, bowling or catching. If the batsman is caught out, the catcher becomes the batsman.
  • Although there me be three bowlers, rarely are all three balls bowled at the same time, although this sometimes happens.
  • The game ends when all three balls are lost down the pit latrine (which is out of bounds to all children) or a heavy downpour stops play.

That just about covers it. More rules will be added as necessary and when new balls have been acquired.

Surprisingly (or perhaps not) one of the best batsmen is Simon, our deaf child. His hand-eye coordination is very good and he can hit a ball as good as any of the older boys.

When the boys gave up and retreated to a game of Connect Four, the girls had a go and they weren't bad either.

So it was not exactly what you would expect to see at Lords, or even on the village green, but the kids had a lot of fun, which is all that matters.

Monday, 7 June 2010

More Donations

I have today collected a load of clothes to fit a 12-13 year-old boy and also a bag of young teenage girls clothes. On top of this we have received a bag full of Bratz dolls and accessories.

Thanks a lot Linda. They will be very much appreciated.

Update on: 3 year-old seriously ill

The youngest child at Twiga, who is HIV+ was diagnosed with malaria. This combination could have been fatal but we managed to find the hospital fees and she is now now responding to treatment.