Tuesday, 23 July 2013

No easy ride

Roads in Kenya aren't good and uneven surfaces play havoc with our vehicles.
Four-wheeled transport is vital, but it comes at a much greater cost than it would in more developed countries of the world.
A lot of the journeys made by Uncle Billy, to visit relatives of our children or on rescues, take him off-road for many, many bumpy miles. The result of the excessive wear-an-tear is high repair bills.
The most recent bill for the matatu has come in at £300 for four new tyres.
Another of those hidden costs we have to factor in when budgeting for our family.