Derek Bbanga and I speak on an unforgiving, chilly, Saturday morning. His voice is a bit groggy, we laugh at this. He tells me it has been a long week of long trainings. His body is suffering.
For this feature, we, at his suggestion, plan to meet at the Le Grenier à Pain on Riverside Drive. It is “an exquisite French bakery,” Derek tells me. Three days later, we actually meet at The Royal Tulip Hotel on Tigoni Road, Kilimani. Plans changed.
Although quite careful with information, Derek slowly opens up to me as he takes his coffee, black, no sugar.