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Kawali- Paths & Flowers

Posted on October 21, 2015 at 2:50 AM

Kawali (pronounced kah-wall-ee) is a small valley area within a short distance from SMK. It is the location of the area’s fresh spring water source (more on that in the next blog post), and until recently a natural landscape untouched by development. Several months ago, the new Entebbe Expressway cut almost directly down the middle of Kawali. (Update in upcoming blog post.)

 

Depending on the mud-level, I often take my morning walk through Kawali where the only sounds are the chirping of various birds and buzz of insects. The walk provides an interesting commune with nature, livestock (goats and cows), and occasional sprinkling of people. Kawali reminds me of a large pasture with primitive, rutted, narrow walking paths cut out due to traffic of people, animals, and boda-boda motorcycles. Unfortunately, it is also littered with garbage along the paths, as people use this unmonitored area as a dumping ground.

 

During my first couple walks through Kawali, I paid little attention to the overgrown bushes, shrubs, and grasses that blanket the area. But one day, my eyes were pleasantly opened by the hidden beauties living within this area. Flowers of various colors and sizes (although mostly very small) popped out at me, causing me to see this area in a whole new light. To a more knowledgeable eye I have learned that much of this greenery, blossoms, and fruits can be used for medicinal purposes. While I don’t possess that talent, I can appreciate its beauty, and I hope you do too!

 

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