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<<--  Entry for:  February   10, 2014  -->>

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Voi Unit  February   10, 2014 The day started with light showers as the orphans walked around the compound figuring out what to do next. Naipoki and her friends had a few gulps of water even though it was raining whilst Mbirikani walked around the compound away from the main group to avoid the young boys in the herd who were busy chasing one another. She was afraid Dabassa, Rombo, Layoni and Taveta might decide to chase her for a mimic mounting game which she avoids because of her bad leg. While the older orphans continued eating the copra and the cubes, Kihari and Naipoki walked over to a rock which Kihari climbed and then stood there surveying the others below playing different games. Dabassa then went to scratch on the same rock, Panda joined him and so did Lesanju. The young ones respected their leader by leaving the rock and engaged in a pushing game. Lempaute went to the big rock near the water trough and scratched there. Soon it was time to leave and the orphans walked away with Sinya at the front. They walked along a narrow path on the slope of the hill slowly and carefully as the path was slippery due to the early morning showers.
As it was a cloudy day, the orphans did not wallow at the mud hole but had a wonderful time soil bathing and playing pushing games. Naipoki entertained with stylish soil bathing and rolling down a slope. Kenia ended the play session with immense rolling. From there the orphans walked into the bush to scratch their itchy bits on the trees, returning to the stockades happy.
In the evening, after the orphans had gone in, Laikipia and Lolokwe visited the stockade and had great gulps of water before heading back to the bush to join Emily and the others.

Naipoki and Ndii drink water

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