Friday, September 3, 2010

Kenya Census: There are 20 camels in Nairobi

Camels having sex. One hump or two humps?
The results of Kenya's 2009 census were finally released this week. There were 38,610,097 people in Kenya, according to the official 2009 population census figures. We are now more than 39 million and counting, since two Kenyan children are born every minute.

Interestingly, the census also revealed there are 20 camels in Nairobi. What are these camels doing in Nairobi? My best guess is that there may be a few at Mamba Village or at Splash Waterworld; as well as some 'roaming' ones which can be hired for birthday and other parties.

Camels can be used for multiple purposes
There are about 3 million camels in Kenya, which shows the importance of the animal to Kenyans. In Nairobi's Eistleigh estate, business is brisk in camel meat and milk. Vital Camel Milk in Nanyuki is the world's first dairy plant which processes camel milk and value added products as health food. Regular camel milk consumption contributes to an optimum diabetes management. Camel milk has positive effects in controlling high blood pressure and helps in the management of arteriosclerosis and osteoporosis. Camel milk contains potent anti-bacterial and anti-viral factors. Recovery from infectious desease (e.g. tuberculosis) is significantly faster in patients consuming camel milk regularly.

Camels are also being used as solar-powered mobile health clinicsmobile libraries and mobile schools. In those parts of Kenya worst affected by persistent droughts, the next generation of pastoralists is growing up with a greater understanding of the camel's role. Efforts to introduce school children to camel-keeping are going well. With camels on the curriculum, and kept within the school grounds, pupils learn camel care and how best to hygienically collect, process and market the milk. And yes, nowadays you can even go on a camel safari.

A textbook cameltoe
And have you ever heard about the term cameltoe?

Cameltoe is a slang term that refers to the outline of a human female's labia majora seen through tight clothes.

Rihanna's cameltoe
The causes of cameltoe are not always obvious. Cameltoe commonly occurs as a result of wearing tight fitting clothes, such as jeans, shorts, hotpants, or swim wear. Due to a combination of anatomical factors, the snugness of the fabric in the region surrounding the cleft of venus may result in the area of the crotch taking on the appearance of the forefoot of a camel or other even-toed ungulate. However, some fashion analysts have also identified clothing design as a cause, rather than its size. Cameltoe may thus be exacerbated by jeans or other garments with a tight central seam that serves to divide the labia majora.

And last but not least, here's the presentation of the census results, including all the figures on camels:
Kenyan Population and Housing Census


Anonymous said...

I came here because you said on twitter
that 3 people marked it as crap. I will
give you a a 7 for knowing about that little
place in Nanyuki.
About the cameltoe? Ahem I guess the comments
From the ladies will prove that some things
are best left unwritten.

yellasoul said...

outstanding!! much camel

BJ said...

Thank you for the camel information - esp. the Camel Toe women - I will look for it when I am walking along the beach or sometimes in the city - I am very surprise at that BIG star Rihanna from that little island Barbados - I didn't think they had Camels there - I am wondering does it hurt - it looks like she is looking down at it - will their be a time when Camel Toe becomes Vogue - will Rihanna be promoting the Camel Toe? - I don't know help the brother here.