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First American Christmas

Strater chef’s family together after exodus from Kenya
When asked what she would like for Christmas, Angel Safari, 6, center, replied “snow,” which drew laughter from her sisters Jackline Safari, 20, left, and Grace Safari, 15, right.
Arnold Safari Ngumbao, who is a chef at the Strater Hotel, and his family are together for Christmas for the first time since their son, Victor, was 2. Clockwise from left are Arnold, his wife, Lucy Zawabi Kitsao, and children Jackline, 20; Grace, 15; Victor, 18; Angel, 6; and Sasha, 4.
Lucy Zawabi Kitsao and her five children recently arrived in Durango. Their arrival reunites the family with Arnold Safari Ngumbao, who is a chef at the Strater Hotel.

First American Christmas

When asked what she would like for Christmas, Angel Safari, 6, center, replied “snow,” which drew laughter from her sisters Jackline Safari, 20, left, and Grace Safari, 15, right.
Arnold Safari Ngumbao, who is a chef at the Strater Hotel, and his family are together for Christmas for the first time since their son, Victor, was 2. Clockwise from left are Arnold, his wife, Lucy Zawabi Kitsao, and children Jackline, 20; Grace, 15; Victor, 18; Angel, 6; and Sasha, 4.
Lucy Zawabi Kitsao and her five children recently arrived in Durango. Their arrival reunites the family with Arnold Safari Ngumbao, who is a chef at the Strater Hotel.
To donate

A fund has been established to pay for the green-card process for Lucy Zawadi Kitsao, Chef Arnold “Safari” Ngumbao’s wife, at the First United Methodist Church, 2917 Aspen Drive, Durango, CO 81301. The green card will allow her to work to help support their seven-person family.

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