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Chillin In Matuu

4224I think Matuu means “footsteps” in Kikamba. I made some footsteps there the other day. Matuu is about two or three hours from Tala depending on the car and the route. I passed straight from Tala through Kilamabogo instead of passing all the way through Nairobi and Thika. There are a few big dams in that area but the water was really low, and you’re not even allowed to swim or take pictures. We ended up going to the staff club at Kamburu Dam for some swimming (in a pool).

The chronology was something like this: arrive in Matuu, play with puppies, cook dinner, talk about Swahili, talk about politics, sleep, go to the dams, go swimming, eat grilled meat, sleep, come back to Tala.

Enjoy the pictures: http://thefro.org/gallery2/v/2009/matuu

11 Comments

  1. Randi

    Hey, that pool is so strange to look at and the paved “rock” walkways. It is a resort? Those puppies are so small!

  2. giorgia

    Hi, I grew up in Kamburu camp when they were building the dam, was there with my family until 1979. I’ve being searching for information about the place for a while wondering if the camp still exists, your picture of part of the pool is the first image I have found of what might have been once the club of Kamburu Camp. Are there still houses? what does the place look like? would love to know!!

    1. Alan Author

      I wish I remembered it better, I haven’t been back since last year. That picture IS the club at Kamburu Dam, though… If I recall correctly there were staff quarters there.

  3. av been brought up in matuu locality.its a very nice place to live in.ever well green and conducive environment.let me not forget to mention dallas,maisha resort club’plateau inn,wayside,etc which ar the best places to spend time.the youths especially from the catholic group are very discipled and entertaining led by their leaders cosmas nduva,stephen nzuva nzui,paul mutinda mutunga (kidawa)etc so i say heko to them.visit this pple and also the places and you will like it.pass through masinga and see how wonderful place it is.u will live to remember.

  4. I CAN NEVER REGRET WHY I WAS BORN IN SUCH A PLACE.WISH ALL THE YOUTHS ALL THE BEST.WATIE BIDII KWA MASOMO TO MAKE THE PLACE MORE BETTER.ALTHOUGH PPLE SAY THAT EDUCATION IS NOT THE ONLY WAY TO SUCCESS BUT I ASSURE YOU THAT ITS THE BEST AND THE SUREST DISCOVERED WAY TO SUCCESS.

  5. dalmas mutisya

    Nice to read about our place.I was born and grew in masinga. i like the good hot sun and fresh air.always home is the best place.

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