After Westgate


NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

October 4, 2013

By James Verini

72241_990x742-cb1380836440 Bushan Vidyarthi is the kind of Kenyan one used to see often at ArtCaffe. He has the cordial and casual air of someone who’s done well for himself, but also watchful eyes that suggest that in a lifetime in a young and turbulent country he’s seen things he might have wished not to. When I met him in a living room in his home on a leafy road in Nairobi earlier this week, Vidyarthi, who is 76, was wearing a pressed shirt and sandals with socks. He invited me to sit down on a leather sofa across an immense coffee table from him. “Please have some tea,” he said, as a domestic hurried off to make it. See Full Story