Today was our last day in Kenya. We arose early and had a 7:00 am breakfast. After breakfast we finished packing our bags and took down the tents which had served us well over the last few days at Lake Naivasha – especially with many showers. We ate a quick and early lunch at 11:00 and then departed for Nairobi. We arrived early afternoon and went to Kazuri Beads – a collective in Karen that has been around since the mid 1970s. At Kazuri, women make colourful beads for jewellery and design and glaze pottery, and receive both a reasonable wage and medical benefits. We received a tour of the facilities and were able to chat to a few of the workers. Afterwards we descended on the ‘show room’ and purchased more gifts for folks back home. After we finished up at Kazuri, we went to a local mall (The Hub) to relax and use up some time before getting to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Mukhtar showed up at 5:00, when we had congregated after our mall visit, and we said thanks and goodbye. We also bid adieu to Charles. We arrived at the airport at around 6:00 during a deluge but managed to say our goodbyes to the rest of the staff (Njoro, Joseph, Chenzen, and John), and proceeded through security, then got our boarding passes, passed through customs, and then another security clearance. A long wait before our flight but worth getting the bother of security and customs behind us.

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