Gideon Boot

Nairobi is a weired place:


A BARBIE doll within a cake!


The exclusive public toilets @ Stanley Hotel.


A flooded and congested subway @ Globe Cinema Roundabout…


An awesome poster on haircuts (top) for 60 bob and some “complete sex guides with 750 explicit singles” for 100 bob @ River Road. Hey, that’s the Play Boy next to Farmer’s Journal!

You try to merge all these different impressions to one big picture – the Nairobi picture – and hop into the next Matatu where they are playing Richie Spice’ “Gideon Boots”.

…i got a strong Nairobi beat and a blog in me hand :-)

Author: jke

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7 thoughts on “Gideon Boot”

  1. I enjoy reading your blog every week. You show the simple things that remind me of home i.e. pop-in, juakali etc…
    I see that you were at River road, if you do return those sides please stop at my folks hardware shop[Lusoi] on Duruma rd. Take care and keep bloging.

  2. Nairobi is first world and third world in one!It is ironic that porn is supposed to be illegal in Kenya but those mags are sold in plain view! Wonders in Kenya never cease!

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