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A visit to the State House


The day my mum left for the international conference in Mexico i was at home with the siblings,my dad had gone with her so i was to take care of the house but by suprise my teacher came to me and told me that the scouts are supposed to go to the state house.

She said that they were scouts to meet the president i was amazed my mum had gone for a journey and i was the only person in the house.By luck my dad was coming back on the day before the meeting ,so i was lucky enough.I had to go with the full scouts uniform by luck my mum's friend Karen Zwickert had bought me the uniform,it's always expensive about 3500kenyan shillings is spent on it.

I prepared myself well and the next day left for the bus station very early i n the morning,i met with my teacher and we left for the journey. it was fine i saw lots of things on the way.soon we were to Nairobi we rushed to the state house were all types of people from all over Kenya came with the scouts full uniform it was an amazing site.

We had to be lined for identity so it took a very long time to get in the field we started waiting for the president "Here comes the president, may we please arise for the national anthem in honor of the president"I was excited i had never met the president in person he inspected the parade and i shook hands with him i was very happy,it was a nice scene and after that we went for dinner the meeting was a nice one and i'm proud of my country.


Corine Milano's picture

Leila—wow! What a

Leila—wow! What a wonderful experience!

About how many scouts were able to attend?

How was it with your mom away in Mexico and how did it feel to be the woman of the house for awhile?

Good to see you back on PulseWire—it has been awhile since I've seen that strong photo of you in red on the site!

Lots of love to you and yours!

Leila's picture

It was a wonderful experience!

Hi Corine,we were about 800 scouts.We missed our mum very much but i took good care of the children and later my big brother Tom came when they closed school.

When my mum came back she was very happy with me she said that i had done a good job and she also brought me gifts.

Lots of love from Leila.

JMKELLAM's picture

Leila: What a wonderful


What a wonderful expereince! I have spent some time in Kenya but I have never been to the state house. I'm so glad you got to go. What is it like?

How old are your siblings?

I'm eager to talk to you about your life in Kenya. I'm so curious about what it is like to live there. I hope we find each other over PulseWire again.

In friendship,

Jenna Kellam

Leila's picture

Hi Jenna,

Sorry for replying late.The State house is a very special place.we were served special meals and mineral water and we met very many scouts.we were really inspected before we were allowed to go into state house.The vice president was also in full scout uniform.

One of my brothers celebrated his tenth birthday two days ago and the other one is four and a half.I am sure we will meet if you are planning to come back to Kenya.

Love from Leila.

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