Although we tend to think of the Maasai and their cattle as 'agriculture' in Kenya, there are people who keep 'regular' cattle, and there is a great deal of rich land agriculture growing maize and other crops. In addition, there is an export trade of hothouse flowers (roses, for example) and vegetables. As we approached Naivasha, between Nairobi and Nakuru, there were many plastic hothouses. Our driver said that, while having a job there was better than no job at all, the pay was low, and there were many days with no work.

In addition, of course, the debate over air miles and global warming means that Europeans are starting to question the morality of luxury goods (roses) which are of low monetary cost because of low wages in Kenya, but of high carbon cost.

These pictures show some of what we saw, without any evaluation.

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