The end of Emily's long career was in sight.
She had worked for airlines in Nairobi for many years and knew the challenges of running a successful company inside out, but that meant nothing when the country became independent and no longer tolerated a white woman in authority.
Returning home to Africa after her wartime service, she met and married the man who was to be her partner for forty-five years. She couldn't settle into the life of being an obedient housewife and mother and forged a career as an airline executive in what was a man's world. Her career had taken her to the top.
Emily had never conformed to social norms, in life or in love. She worked hard but also liked to play hard - living life to the full. After witnessing family and friends repatriated, she left the only life she had known. It was now time to say kwaheri (goodbye) to Nairobi.