With the influx of social media spreading images of Christmas trees and decor, one Kenyan took it upon himself to create a Christmas tree well suited for his region….
Just like the United States, Kenya shares different climates throughout her land. There is desert and ocean, brush and lush. In a mountain town known as Uruku, dusty roads of hammered rock are surrounded by rolling mountains covered with the emerald green landscapes of tea. From the road, one may witness specs of red and other colors slowly moving through the fields. They are not Christmas lights… they are people, working from sunrise to sunset to pick the tea.
But not all of Uruku is steep. The mountains offer just enough flat area for people to build their homes and plant their gardens. It is here where bananas grace the land. May I say: these are some of the most flavorful, sweetest bananas I have ever tasted!
And it is here where Douglas Mwenda decided to express his joy for Christmas, using what he had in abundance: Bananas!
(Maybe next year they will find a way to build a menorah too!!!)