I have just had a rather fascinating discussion with a Kenyan who hails from Nyeri.
He got very upset when I jokingly declared that folks in Nyeri must be having it good just now.
The stories he told me shocked me and I half suspected that they may not all be truthful, although deep inside I suspect it is all true.
There was a time not too long ago when Nyeri was the bread basket of Central province. Folks were doing very well in this town. Now what has happened in the rest of the country has not spared Nyeri. People are desperate and ordinary folks are sleeping hungry. The rich tycoons in Nyeri are getting richer by the day, but the ordinary folks are getting poorer by the minute.
Little wonder that the political temperatures in the place are extremely high as was witnessed by recent Narc-Kenya branch elections.