A slice from Kenya
In our final episode, I return to Africa to speak with Shon about her career as a sports broadcaster and how she gets through tough situations. It was interesting to see her take on traditional marriage customs and dowry and her happiness made this conversation a delight.
5:52 ~ Eliud Kipchoge ran 42km (26 miles) in Vienna in late 2019. While it wasn’t a true event and he didn’t enter any record books, the feat in itself is impressive. From this article, there is an even more impressive array of planning, strategy and literally a village of people that collaborated to make this possible.
11:33 ~ ugali
13:45 ~ dowry seems alien to westerners but is very common and even celebrated world over with a very long, benevolent origin.
16:55 ~ Harambee is so integral to Kenyan culture, it is a the country’s motto and is on the coat of arms. M-Pesa is the more pervasive and efficient PayPal of Kenya.
24:22 ~ Nyama-choma with its sides has been called Kenya’s National Dish by its fans.
25:05 ~ Mutura seems to be similar(weak stomach warning) to blood sausage and is considered a delicacy.
30:05 ~ Sheng is an urban slang that has grown in speakers and popularity over the years.
31:43 ~ Stylin’ Matatus – Would you take a ride in one?
thoughts on Kenya
I can’t say enough good things about the guest I’ve had the privilege of speaking to on this podcast. Shon is no different. As a public figure, she has learned to navigate the world, in what I feel, is a more patient and thoughtful way. Since speaking to Shon, I have reminded myself numerous times under difficult situations, “some people are walking garbage trucks.” Reminds me again of Luka from Episode 1 when he stressed the importance of empathy and understanding.