Home, an important place isn't it, it is the place where you have stories and many memories attached to. Well for some Kenyan people they never got to see their homes again after the 2007 Kenyan crisis. How. would it feel to have your home a place that shelters you, keeps you warm and safe destroyed, I really do notknow. Welcome again to Parmeet’s blog and today we are going to be talking about how the book ended andthen we will talk about the main topic of the blog.
Muchoki and Jata have now finished his 200 km walk and they have reached the village of their maternal
grandparents they told them the sad news about their daughter passing away. Muchoki and Jata have now been welcomed into the family and they have escaped the faith of going to an orphanage.
“You have come so far to bring me such terrible news. I always dreamed that one day she would ret urn, and now you have told me she never will. You have taken away the last thing of her I held, The hope that she would come back”(Walters 288)
On their travels to Kikima, Muchoki and Jata had to pass Kibera, a city in Nairobi that had the most violence in all of Kenya. That area is mostly violent because the police did not do anything at the start of theproblem, when the problem got worse then the police started randomly firing at all people in the area. Another thing Muchoki maternal grandfather has now presented a large piece of string for Muchoki and Jatato follow to get their new home.
“No, we are not going to my home. We are going to our home. Together we are walking home”
Now it is time to get to the main part of the blog. We all not that Muchoki house was destroyed by the rioters and then he spent about 40% of the book in a tent at the camp, this place had become a temporary home for Muchoki family to stay in while Muchoki mother was “healing” well that never happened but this place connects to Muchoki and his struggle of surviving at the camp.
I have created a picture online of Muchoki’s tent and here they are.
Now here is a list of the things I added in the image and the reason why.
1. 2 Red cots
In his tent that he stayed about two months, there was 2 cot(bed) with red blankets over it because that was the color of blankets that the camp supplied on which the family slept on.
There are stones placed around a fire to keep it contain because there were many incidents at the camp where the fire spreads lighting tents on fire and it has injured many people
Muchoki loves cooking, throughout the book he cooked on firepit to feed himself and his sister during the travel and at the camp by cooking, porridge, bean, maize and a gazelle once
4. Two logs
There are two logs where Muchoki and his family ate after cooking their meal by the firepit and that is also the area where Muchoki’s mom told her children stories at night about the Kamba people
5. A pot
There's a pot over the firepit where the meals are cooked by Muchoki and his mother for the family with boiling water inside side because the food that Muchoki ate required boiling
6. 3 pillow
They had been supplied blue pillows from the camp
7. A big grey tent
The tent is where Muchoki and Jata spent 40% of the book in for me. Their big grey tent had become a temporary home of theirs after living in it for over two months
Well, that’s it for today guys, we have now completed our journey through the book Walking home written by Eric Walters. If you still have not read this book I recommend you read it because it is really descriptive about Kenyan culture and I got to learn something new, this had been a great journey, once again thanks for reading my post and don’t forget to be nice to others.