This is the first day of our press junket to Kericho, Kenya to see the Lipton Tea Plantation. They are working to get all of their tea plantations certified by the Rainforest Alliance by the year 2015 and we are going to see just what that entails. We are scheduled to take the quick flight from Nairobi to Kericho and then drive back three days later through Nakuru National Park to hopefully see some wildlife. In the meantime we have an extremely full schedule awaiting us in Kericho.
Luckily for me, I didn't read any of the news reports about small plane crashes before we took off. Apparently over the past years quite a number of government ministers have been killed in plane crashes. As it turned out the flight was wonderful and uneventful and I got to see a number of fascinating things, many touching on the pressing issues facing Kenya today.