How familiar are you with the Kenyan Environmental Laws?

  “You cannot protect the environment unless you empower people,you inform them,and you help them understand that these resources are their own,that they must protect them.” The late Nobel Laureate Prof.Wangari Maathai. Proper management of the environment is an essential part to achieving sustainability.Environmental regulations are imperative if sustainable development has to be achieved.Kenya’s legal…

My heart still aches,Grandma!

It’s been 3 years since you assented God’s call to be one of His angels.No amount of of words can depict the woe my heart felt that day.My mighty oak,how you fell so easy still baffles me.Was the pain too much “Kukhu”(grandma) or was it time to go? I miss you so much grandma. You…

National Leaders Conference Press Release by KWCA

Press Release 6th December 2015 Government urged to fund wildlife conservancies to stem wildlife loss Friday 3rd December 2015: Wildlife loss has recently become a crisis in Kenya, cases of wildlife crime and illegal tracking of trophy have been on the rise during the last three years. But help has come from an unlikely source; communities and…

Why Kenya should embrace the drone technology.

Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles (UAVs) commonly known as drones are used as mapping platforms, and are aircrafts with no pilot on board . They can be remote controlled aircrafts (e.g. flown by a pilot at a ground control station) or can fly autonomously based on pre-programmed flight plans or more complex dynamic automation systems. These platforms…

Agribusiness;the backbone of the Kenyan economy.

Nobody likes the feeling of having empty pockets every day.Lack of money or being broke as some call it can be traumatising. The disappointment one gets when the phone buzzes only to check and find a “Please Call Me” text message instead of an  M-pesa one. The feeling of hopelessness and desperation that comes every…

Five things no one will tell you about when joining A Rocha Kenya

It has been an exciting,eye opening and educative journey  with A Rocha Kenya; a christian conservation organization that is part of the  larger International Network of A Rocha organizations in 19 countries around the world. With offices in Nairobi and Watamu, A Rocha Kenya aims to conserve and restore threatened habitats and biodiversity through research, environmental action,…

A humming bird I choose to be.

Wangari Maathai Scholarship Fund; established in 2012, by The Rockefeller Foundation,Kenya Community Development Foundation(KCDF) and Green Belt Movement(GBM) is an environmental innovations fund set up in memory of The Late Nobel Laureate Prof. Wangari Maathai. It  is aimed at developing action-oriented young people with strong values and commitment to the conservation of the physical and…

My two cents worth in.

Grandmothers,mothers,aunts and nieces are very essential people in a family as well as the society at large.(Perhaps wondering why dear reader). Ever wondered why,a child when hungry,injured or in dire need of an item, runs to the mother instead of the father? Well,because he or she knows the mother will provide whatever he or she…

To draw a red line or not?

Did you know that the Maasai believe that: elephants descended  from a young girl Siangiki who was reluctant to get married and looked at the mother’s house(which was a taboo) and immediately her body started swelling with her ears becoming huge? Photo courtsey of Deeble and Stone 2014. That the Maasai place blades of grass …

In the spirit of conservation and mentorship

It is said that,when you love something deeply and genuinely you can cross a million mountains just to get it. Well,my love for conservation and mentorship, saw my colleague Stephie Ojiambo and i drive on a muddy road for four hours just to mentor girls in Osieko secondary school in Busia county. The headgirl addressing…