“Sleepy Naivasha bursts into life as rally week rolls out.”
This is a headline in Monday’s The Nation newspaper.
We think The Nation is doing the home of the Safari Rally an injustice – as can be seen from these photos, the town is far from sleepy.
In a bustling market town like this, your brain cannot keep up with the constant change of colour, noise and action.
One minute a farmer is driving a donkey and car on the town’s main thoroughfare, the next a local politician is delivering his election message on the back of a large lorry. He promises “Every hustle matters”
All the while the owners of tiny market stalls tout for business, fried bananas here, a box of day-old chicklings over there.
Need a taxi, take a Hiace minibus, a Suzuki Alto mini cab or jump on the back of a 100cc motorcycle to get to your destination.
Hot dogs for less than five cents (euros), a 1988 Datsun Sunny with raised suspensions for not much more. We were offered both and bought one while enjoying a pint bottle of Guinness in the Corner Bar.
Meanwhile, a rep from Carrickmackcross Emmets GAA club prepares for the Monaghan County Championship
Naivasha – your national paper is wrong, your town is far from sleepy
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