The third clinic day was a little slow, slower than expected, perhaps. Or friends from Pipeline explained that it was too cold for people to come – indeed, here you’ll see children bundled up in temperatures that seem too warm for such. It was in the 70s, with a breeze that may have been a little chilly at times, but that is really cold weather for a population that lives so close to the equator.
All week an inoculation clinic has been taking place in the same health clinic space, so scores of school children have been coming through. This clinic is a government mandate, as recently one child had come down with measles even after having shots, so all the children must come through and have their immunization shot again. There is no such thing as an anti-vaxxer here. The nurses did start telling people about the eye clinic, so we got more traffic from the mothers already there.
Once we packed up for the day, we headed out to a very nice meal with our guide Catherine, at a place called Carnivore. It is a churrascaria, Kenyan style. Rather than a salad bar, they bring you first soup and then bread and a salad/sauce tray. Then come all the meats. Most were normal fare, but they also offered crocodile, ostrich meatballs, rabbit, and ox balls. I tried everything but that last. 😀 Catherine’s son Mark agreed to the ox before he realized what it was, but I’m pretty sure he didn’t eat it. After a very filling meal, we came back to the hotel and all surrendered to our beds.
It has been raining all night, so I don’t know what that will mean for today’s clinic, but we shall see.