Today Kenyans celebrate the 48th years of Independence from the UK and the 47th year of the establishment of the Kenyan Republic. But Kariobangi keeps working just like in any other working day.

“We have to look ahead, not back” told me Peter, one of the entrepreneurs in Kariobangi. “Independence was the dream of our grandparents. For our generation, the dream is to achieve Vision 2030.  We have to work hard. Every day. This is the right spirit to celebrate Jamhuri Day”.

Then he returned to cutting wood. “You’ll excuse me, I have to finish this work by this afternoon”