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Thursday, 24 February 2011

Travel to Nyeri, Kenya

02.22.2011 – Today we departed for Nyeri, Kenya, which is about 150 km (93 miles) north of Nairobi.  With very little highway infrastructure, and various spots of dirt/rock build-up causing makeshift speed bumps, the journey took just over 3 hours.  The drive through the small towns of Kenya was much different than the skyline and streets of Nairobi.  The site of large office buildings was replaced by green hills and multiple street vendors.  We had very little time to unpack as we hurried over to the provincial building to meet the governor.  The first thing we noticed were the long lines outside the government office, which we later found out were lines for birth certificates and other forms of government identification.  In some cases, the citizens had to stand in line multiple days, with little success.  Hopefully through our consulting engagements with the Posta Corporation and the e-Government, we can improve the efficiency of these processes for the citizens.

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