My Kenyan friends will appreciate this, and likely to laugh at this msungu.
I want to acquaint you with some more of our rich, beautiful, and varied cultural experiences in Kenya.
I LOVE the traditional food in Kenya - especially in the village. I have eaten most of it. However, I don’t think I have eaten omena. It is a favorite dish there and sold in the village market place and in the large locals market place in Kisumu. It is a food that doesn’t appeal to my eyes or my nose. My Kenyan friends have assured me that they are sweet and tasty. They are a bit bemused by my reaction to omena. But they love me.
Let me add here, that if omena were prepared for me, or served to me I would surely eat them. Indeed I would! I would not be guilty of the offense of not eating food prepared for me. Most likely I would find them very good; just like my friends there have told me.
I say all of the above to let you know that yesterday I FOUND AN OMENA ON A TABLE IN MY BEDROOM! I don’t know how it got there. I have taken a photo of it for your information!
Yes! It is a small dried fish - about 1 ½ inches long. They are sold dried, in large quantities (not one at a time). They are caught in Lake Victoria.