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We only managed to take the leg ball girls at the regional level where we qualified as position two.


We went early before the kick-offs. Our pool had only six teams which included Nice view, Tiwi Baptist, Rassul Academy, The Precious Academy, Little stars Academy and Elimu ya Kenya. Our first match was against Elimu ya Kenya where we won 1-0 despite losing a number of chances. Rasul had won their first match with four goals and had to top the pool. Nice view and Tiwi Baptist had also won their matches 1-0 respectively.

In order to have four teams in the semis, we had to get the best loser which was done through post match penalties between Elimu ya Kenya and Precious Academy where Elimu ya Kenya won.


Tiwi Baptist played their first semi final against Rasul whom they thrashed 3-0 thus getting into the finals.

 The second semi final was between nice view and Elimu ya Kenya where Nice view.



Nice then had  to meet Tiwi Baptist in the finals. In the finals, the match ended in a goalless draw and the winner had to be determined through penalty shootouts. Tiwi Baptist won the shootouts by 2-1. The two teams that met in the finals went directly to the National level which is to be held in Nairobi on 3rd to 6th of April at Juja preparatory and Corner broke Academy respectively.



Shop Business

The owner is called Hamisi Chiwewe Ndegwe and he is 28 years old. He has done this shop business for 4 years. His family depends on it. Hamisi sells vegetables like kales, pig weed, spinach, cabbage, tomatoes and onions. Most of his products he buys from Kongowea market in Mombasa.

Hamisi also said that for one to start such a business, you need a capital of 30,000 shillings. Most of Hamisi’s customers come from the nearby hospital, and there are also those who bring patients. In order to win the confidence of his customers, he gives them a discount. Sometimes he offers credit to his customers.

Later on, we went to Abikari shop. The name of the employee is Abdhalla Rashid, who has been working there for a year. He buys his products from the main market in Ukunda. He heard that his employer needed a capital of one million to start the business. From the business, he earns 2,000 shillings per day. He also said that he advertises his business in the internet and at the local place. He reports that some customers buy on credit, but if it takes them a long time to pay back, he has to report them to the chief.

In the store there were food and snacks, and drinks. The shop is also an agent of the M-pesa company.

We also visited Mwanaulus bakery shop, where she sells food like vikarisho, mandazi etc. She said to have started the business long ago. She said that it is a personal business and she depends on it. They buy their own type of cooking materials and produce on their own.

They needed a capital of 30,000 shillings to start the business. They offer interesting and attractive goods, but anyway they get a low profit out of it. She said that they are always patient with their customers.

We also visited Swabrina hardware. We found the owner who told us his name is Abdalla Muhammed. He said it’s a personal business. He also said he has done the business for 4 years now. He buys his goods at the main market in Mombasa.

He posts his goods on the road side and in the internet. He gets above 3000 shillings profit per day. He’s patient with the customers who take long before paying his credit.

Last but not least we visited Fundi’s shop. We found him with a customer. He told us his name is Sabit Muleile. He told us that it’s a personal business and one of his future plans is to hire an assistant. He gets his materials from Mombasa hardware. He said for one to start such a business you need passion and a capital of 3000. He also said that he gets 300 as a daily benefit. He advertises his business through posting on the side of the road. One special thing is that he is patient with customers who take a long time without paying their credit.

Another task of our reportage was to make interviews with shop customers. Most of them were a little bit shy and did not want to be photographed. One was called Alima Rashid, buying clothes. She said that she buys often in the shop, feels well treated and gets a discount. Sometimes she pays cash, sometimes M-pesa.

This picture shows Malazi, who was buying soda drinks. He likes the shop and he is well treated but he goes their rarely.

He told us that he mostly pays cash and that he gets credit and a discount depending on the seller and type of goods bought.

Kuku na wali – Chicken and Rice. Cooking at Nice View Kitchen

This is the menu for the first week of February 2019. Apart from lunch Nice View School offers as well breakfast and dinner. But breakfast and dinner is only for the kids, that are permanently living in the children’s home. Right now, 43 children are living in the home.

Nice View kitchen preparing beans. The people working in the Nice View kitchen use gas to cook the food for the pupils in school.

After the chief chef is done with cooking, he and his team take part in serving the food. The chief and his team must be quick when serving. There are so many pupils that they eat in shifts. First the young ones are served and afterwards the others according to their age.

One of the kitchen members serving food to the school pupils.

A teacher receiving a meal from the counter.

In the Nice View dining room, around 40 pupils are eating at the same time. While they are eating the room is mostly quiet.

In Nice View pupils use the cutlery, for example fork and knife.

One of the pupils enjoying a meal at school. He is looking happy because of the taste of the food.

Interview with the chief

The reporters did this interview on Monday, 4th of February 2019.

Chief Chef: “I like cooking so much and that’s why I mostly cook at home as well.

Reporter: What is your name?
Chief Chef: Abinayo Makondo.

Reporter: What are the challenges you face?
Chief Chef: To know how many people to cook and to serve for while at the kitchen.

Reporter: How do people like your food?
Chief Chef: It depends, maybe some don’t like it or the quantity, because we give the amount that is enough for the pupil to avoid lack of concentration.

Reporter: Do you have a team in the kitchen?
Chief Chef: Yes of course, it consists of four to five people.

Reporter: How does the team arranges itself in the kitchen?
Chief Chef: We divide ourselves in groups in order to manage our time in a good way.

Reporter:  Do you also participate in home chores?
Chief Chef: Yes of course, because I like cooking so much and that’s why I mostly cook at home as well.

Reporter: Approximately how long does it take to prepare everything that is expected for the school in one day?
Chief Chef: We have a co-operative team. We take 1 hour to prepare everything and to start to prepare the break and the lunch we take roughly 2 hours.

Reporter: It was a great pleasure having you in this interview. Thank you.
Chief Chef: You’re welcome.

Chief Abinayo in front of his kitchen.

After lunch

There is still a lot of work after everybody was eating.

The kitchen team help in cleaning the dishes. They do quickly because the next group comes and eat next. They enjoy the team work.

Utensils are kept here so that the next group can get served easily.

After washing the utensils, they are arranged in the store.

Transportation in Msambweni

The boda boda drivers normally rest in shadow under this big tree waiting for their customers. The passengers board and alight at the road junction. In Msambweni there is a District Hospital which is the biggest hospital in Kwale County. It’s a very busy place. There are shops nearby where travelers can buy what they urgently need.

A Boda boda rider named Seneta (in the red t-shirt) is an experienced motorbike rider. The Nice View Reporters did an interview with him.

Reporter: What is your name?
Rider: My name is Seneta (He did not want to disclose his real name).

Reporter: For how long have you been working as a Boda boda rider?
Rider: I have been doing this job for 2 years now.

Reporter: How many trips do you make approximately in a day to the junction and how much does it cost?
Rider: I make approximately 20 trips in a day and since it costs shs.50 per passenger, I make shs.1000.

Reporter: Are you self employed or who are you working for?
Rider: I am employed and I give back shs.350 to the owner of the motorbike everyday.

Reporter: Do you have a helmet and the reflectors for yourself and your passengers?
Rider: Yes I have, but its too hot to carry them with me (Laughs as he answers the question).

Reporter: What are the challenges you face as a Boda boda rider?
Rider: We get some customers who are sometimes dangerous at night and they end up harming us and steal the motorbikes. Sometimes we involve ourselves in accidents.

Reporter: What are the benefits?
Rider: Sometimes when it’s our lucky day we earn shs. 2500-3000 a day.

Reporter: Are you allowed by the government to carry more than two people?
Rider: I don’t, since the law states that we should not carry more than two passengers.

Reporter: Is there any order of sequence in your duty as Boda boda riders?
Rider: We don’t have a sequence. We believe in a saying that goes “The earliest bird catches the worm”.

Reporter: Thank you for your time and have a lovely day.
Rider: You are welcome.

Since the 1960s the matatus are transporting people around Kenya. Today there are more than 20,000 matatus on the road.


Reporter: Good morning. What is your name?
Conductor: I am called Ali.

Reporter: When did you start your career?
Conductor: I start this job in the year 1993 when I was still a youth.

Reporter: Why do you like this job?
Conductor: This job has no stress.

Reporter: At what time do you wake up to start your job?
Conductor: I wake up at 5 a.m to start my job.

Reporter: How much does it cost from Msambweni hospital to the junction per passenger?
Conductor: It costs shs.30 per passenger.

Reporter: How many passengers do you carry per trip?
Conductor: We transport 14 passengers per trip.

Reporter: How many hours do you work per day?
Conductors: We work for 13 hours per day.

Reporter: How much do you pay to the owner of the matatu?

Conductor: I give back to the owner shs. 3000 per day.

Reporter: Do you still follow the rules that were introduced by the Government (Matiangi’s rule)
Conductor: Yes I do.

Reporter: Thank you for allowing us to question you. God bless you.
Conductor: Welcome and be blessed too.

The first day Nice View Reporters gathering information on road transport.

The Ocean Spa Lodge in Msambweni

As we walked inside the resort, we met Julia who is the manager and her husband Luka. Without hesitating we had a sit at the guest area and started the interview with the manager. We asked them how many guests come to their resort and she said that they have a place for about thirtyfive guests.

We also asked them what countries do their guest come from. She said that they come from different countries e.g. Europe, UK, USA etc. We asked, how much does it cost for one night. Five hundred dollars, she answered. We asked them when the business started. About five years ago, she said. The business has been running well since they started. We asked what are the important tasks as a manager. She said that she ensures that the guests are satisfied and happy.
The other thing is that they train some of the employees. When we asked her what are her future plans, she said that they go step by step. We were also excited to hear that most of the employees are from Msambweni (80%) and most of the guests visit Msambweni and Niceview Children Home.

The chefs at work at the kitchen.

Beautiful scenery of the beach in front of the Ocean Spa Lodge.


Pool attendant cleaning the pool.

The terrace leading to the guest area.

The guest area where visitors spend their time.

The Spa where one relax.

We later met Mary the employee whom we interviewed. We asked her what exactly her job is and she said she is a supervisor of the pools, laundry and a room division manager. We asked her what was her working time per day and she said she works for 8 hours. She also said that she had been working there since 2014 when they were planning to make the resort. She also said that she wishes that her children would succeed and help her.

Guest room with an already made bed.

Beautiful scenery of the garden.

The lodge where the gardener is taking care of the flowers.

Interview with Reporter Shanny

Reporter: What are reporters?
Shanny: They are type of journalist who researches reports on information in order to present in sources.

Reporter.  How do reporters work?
Shanny: They work united.

Reporter: Which tools do reporters use?
Shanny: Cameras and notebooks.

Reporter.  What are your topics?
Shanny: Tourism and market.

Reporter: What are the challanges you face?
Shanny: Conflicts and rude citizens.

Reporter: How long do you work on a topic?
Shanny: Three days.

Reporter: Which topic do you like to report on?
Shanny: Tourism.

Reporter:  What interviewer partner  do you like to ask questions?
Shanny: Felix.

Reporter:  In the last three days what was easy and what was hard?
Shanny: Getting humble people was easy but communication was hard.

Reporter: What do you like about this job?
Shanny: Travelling places.

The Farm at Nice View

He told us that he keeps both livestock and crops. He said that his farm is divided into three portions: The livestock area, farmtool area, the shamba and the grazing field. He first took us at the farmtool area.

We saw the shovels, spade, jembes, brooms, wheelbarrow and finally the rake. He also showed us how to use some of the tools.

We later went to the shamba and saw different types of crops including the vegetables like spinach, tomatoes, pigweed and kales. He also said that he would use the sprinkler during the dry season. What is produced in the farm is used by the Niceview Home.

The sugarcane plants

Wanyonyi took us to where he keeps his animals, there we saw pigs in the sty, dog in the kennel, the geese in the fields and goats and sheeps grazing.

A dog in a kennel. He told us he keeps the dogs for security purpose and he takes care of the them by cleaning them daily and also washing their kennels and also feeding them with adequate food.

The pigs in the sty.

From their he took us to the grazing area where we saw goats and sheep.

The geese while eating.

The goats and sheep grazing.

Interview with Reporter Innocent

Reporter:  What is your name?
Innocent: Innocent

Reporter: What are reporters?
Innocent: They are people who tell news.

Reporter: Which tools do you need?
Innocent: Cameras, books and computers.

Reporter: How do reporters work?
Innocent: Presenting news to the television.

Reporter: What are your topics?
Innocent: Tourism and Agriculture.

Reporter: What are the challenges you face?
Innocent: Rude citizens.

Reporter: How long do you work on a topic?
Innocent: One-two days.

Reporter: Which topic do you like to report on?
Innocent: Criminal cases.

Reporter: Which interviewer partner would you like to ask questions?
Innocent: Bernhard.

Reporter: In the last three days, what was easy and what was hard?
Innocent: Doing research on the computer was easy, but asking questions in the field was hard.

Reporter: What do you like about the job?
Innocent: Typing and writing information.