Since time immemorial, Kenyans have known donkeys to be beats of labor. Indeed homesteads owning one of these animals saw their need for transportation, and other hard jobs done smoothly on the backs of these hardy animals.
While in some parts of the world, like China, donkeys are considered a delicacy and even to possess medicinal properties in their skins. Virtually all Kenyans will frown at the thought of eating donkey meat. Well, that has been so until the Chinese touched down in the country in their thousands about a decade ago (give or take five years).
The Chinese came for business, and business opportunities they aggressively sought. While they mainly came as ‘expatriates’ to work in Chinese firms contracted by the government of Kenya to do jobs like roads, bridges, and other infrastructure projects. During their time out and about exploring the beauties Kenya has to offer, they must have noticed just how many donkeys were also out and about.
For the typical homestead (farmhouse in this context), once a donkey has done its days work, there nothing much they need from the donkey. They can go …read more