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<<--  Entry for:  February   15, 2014  -->>

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Voi Unit  February   15, 2014 There was a scramble again for the copra cake this morning. The keepers kept the older orphans back to give the younger ones a chance to eat. The youngest family members enjoyed eating the copra cake and the dairy cubes at the stockade in the morning. Lesanju, Wasessa, Lempaute and Sinya paced up and down restlessly and when the gate was flung open Lesanju was out first with the others hot on her heels. All the younger orphans gave way except little Mudanda and Panda, who are the older orphans favoured kids.
The orphans browsed near Msinga for about two hours and as Lesanju was about to lead them up the hill Emily’s group arrived to join them. Icholta, Thoma, Mweya and Seraa started looking for little Mudanda, who is their favourite. When they finally located her there was pushing and shoving as each wanted to have the baby for herself. Wasessa, Lesanju, Lempaute and Sinya had a difficult time trying to stop the big girls snatching their baby and at one time Wasessa and Thoma started sizing each other up because neither wanted to let go of Mudanda. When Emily realized that trouble was brewing she led her group away to avoid further confrontation.
Lesanju led the orphans up the hill to browse for the remaining hour before going to the mud wallowing hole. Instead of going into the mudbath the orphans decided to soil bathe and play wrestling games. Mzima, Tassia and Ndii rolled and soil bathed while Taveta and Kivuko played pushing games. Tassia and Layoni had a tough wrestling match and chasing game.

Little Mudanda eats Copra with the older orphans

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