Church in Kawangware

Kawangware is a poor neighborhood in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city.  A slum, actually.  It’s not a place with tourists.  Certainly not very fair-skinned white tourists who are four inches taller than their companion and dressed in the garb of a local religious minority.

I had met Esther on the flight out of London.  She was my row mate, and when she found out I was going to Nairobi without a solid plan, she told me I could stay with her until I found a place.  The women who lived in the house were the kindest, most welcoming people I’ve ever been privileged enough to meet.  So when they invited me to their church, I accepted the invitation gratefully, and they let me bring my camera.  I didn’t take a lot of photos because I was there attending and didn’t want to be too distracting.  Men and women sit in different areas, so I only have photos of women and children.

These are the photos I took, and if you’d like to read more about my adventures in Kenya, you can visit my travel blog,

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