By Jennifer Wanjiru, special to Sauk Valley Newpapers
This is the first in an occasional series of letters from Dixon’s sister cities around the world: Dickson, Siberia, Herzberg, Germany, Castlebar, Ireland and Thika, Kenya. For more information about Sister Cities, click here.
When my friend Geoff Vanderlin of Dixon Sister Cities and Sauk Valley Newspapers visited Thika, Kenya, during the twinning of our town and Dixon, he had maize (corn) for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
But Thika residents and Kenyans at large no longer enjoy that staple, thanks to a crumpling economy that has hit home, plus corruption.