'The reason for traveling all the way to Africa for just a week was to present the plans to the committee and get their agreement to go ahead with what I proposed. I then needed to survey the land and mark the site so they could start the build.
The drive from Nairobi to Eldoret was spectacular the African landscape constantly changing from parched desert to lush green rolling hills.
However, it was a little scary as the road conditions and driving etiquette were something I had not experienced before even driving a police car on blues and twos through central London!
We arrived in Eldoret city centre it was as busy as Nairobi and is in fact the 4th largest city in Africa we met Vincent and set off straight to the builder’s merchants to start purchasing all the materials for the week.
The fun of haggling was great and we bagged a good deal on the blocks of 57,000 Kenyan shillings for 1000 which was about £400.
After concluding business, we set off for the village still just over an hour away mainly on dirt tracks, to meet the family and have dinner.
The total journey from Nairobi was 11 hours 5 hours longer than we thought therefore what was supposed to be day one on site never happened.'