The amazing tree pictured below is a pepper tree. This tree is not indigenous to Kenya, but was brought here by early European settlers and is now found all over east Africa. This is the tree which produces peppercorns which when dried and ground become that stuff called pepper that sits next to the salt on your dinner table (no relation to chili peppers). If the peppercorns are picked fresh off the tree and eaten, they have the same “hot” taste, but the hot is mixed with a sweet flavor as well. The tree pictured below is one of the favorite climbing trees for the younger kids on campus, as you can imagine.