Final Steps to Completion of Oltorotua's Well

Here are photos Jackson Liaram sent, with an explanation from Steve King of the Leonardtown Rotary Club. Steve wrote the grant and shepherded it through the initial stages until Tim Winter, Deborah Morrone and the Fredericktowne Rotary with Catherine Tomno and Benson Lukania of the Rotary Club of Nakuru-Great Rift Valley, took on responsibility for […]

Gazetting the Drilling Tender Tomorrow

Pundits oft times say Britain and America are “two nations divided by a common language.” Which may have possibly been said by Winston Churchill, George Bernard Shaw or Oscar Wilde. Which, in turn, suggests the Monty Python skit in which Wilde and Shaw take turns exchanging witticisms before the King. Wilde repeatedly reacts to Shaw’s […]

One More Step to Our

The “Big Dig” in Boston was what Wikipedia calls a megaproject. Our big dig is a lot less, well, big. In fact, it wouldn’t seem like a major project to many of us but, when you walk every day for water of questionable quality (read 5 miles for dirty, often muddy, contaminated water that must […]

Visit to Kenya

Carl and I returned yesterday evening from a trip to Kenya, surely one of the world’s most fascinating travel destinations. (Daughter Hope and g’daughter Becky went on to trek in Rwanda. Hope e-mailed this morning that they saw two gorilla families.) I’ll include photos and items from my journal in the coming days. In brief […]

MD District 7620 Rotary visits Kenya District 9200 Rotary!


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On Tuesday evening, Valentine’s Day, Steve King, a member of the Leonardtown Rotary Club, and two colleagues from the Lexington Park club, all in District 7620, will fly to Nairobi. They will meet President Catherine Tomno and other members of the Nakuru-Great Rift Valley Rotary Club, District 9200. On their way to Oltorotua, Jackson Liaram […]

When Wells Stop


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Article in today’s New York Times Opinionater column:

Keeping the Water Flowing in Rural Villages By TINA ROSENBERG

Water pumps and wells in the developing world often fall into disrepair. One program teaches villagers how to maintain them on their own.

From the article: “In most developing countries, these water points are installed with great […]

Update from Kenya


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Jackson sent an e-mail that he met in Nairobi with hydrogeologist Dan Odero and Catherine Tomno, president of the Nakuru – Great Rift Valley Rotary Club. It was a meeting to get to know each other and Jackson felt very good about their discussion. He sent the photo below. Having a Kenyan Rotary Club that […]