This article was inspired by the descent of international reporters into Nairobi following the 2007/8 election violence. Crazy times.
Ben Brown came to interview us (having tracked down the expat wives club blogger). He was all big teeth and perma-tan and was late, having come straight from an interview with Desmond Tutu. He shook his head,
"All sounds a bit hopeless I'm afraid. Desmond Tutu is very worried." - a bad prognosis is obviously a news reporter's stock in trade.
It's not hopeless, I thought, you don't know what you are talking about it. It's serious, yes. Tragic, yes, but not hopeless.